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Poetry Writing 101 with Susan Roney-O’Brien: In Form, Conform, Reform
February 6, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Worcester Public Library is sponsoring a poetry writing workshop with WCPA board member Susan Roney-O’Brien. The virtual workshop will take place on Saturday, February 6, between 11 am and noon. Here’s the workshop description:
Traditional or “received” forms give poets the opportunity to practice technique, to work within an established scaffolding. We tune our ears to meter and rhythmic patterns that, once set up, are expected. So many forms to explore! We’ll start simply, define and try limericks, acrostics, abcderians, haikus, tankas and move on to read sonnets, sestinas, and villanelles. Perhaps once we know the pattern, we can learn to break the form like Robert Frost did in “Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening”.