Poetry Workshop Forges Words Into Art

What: Poetry Workshop with Anna Elkins

Where: Shasta County Arts Council, Old City Hall, 1313 Market Street, Redding, CA

When: Thursdays, 10:00-11:30 a.m., Jan. 13 to Feb. 17, 2011

Cost: $145 for the 6-week course

Like the blacksmith has a forge, the wordsmith has a workshop. In this setting, poetry is written, read, critiqued, and perfected. Come and practice the art of metaphor, try your hand at a sestina or villanelle, workshop poems in a graduate-school setting, find joy in revision, meet poets through their writing, and learn how and where to effectively submit your work. The course culminates in a poetry reading where you can share your words with others. Whether you’re 18 or 80, a beginner or long-time writer, you can watch your words take new shape and beauty.

To register, contact: Anna Elkins, annazonita@gmail.com

About your instructor: Anna Elkins earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (Poetry) from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Then, to use poet Rita Dove’s apt word, was “scholarshipped” to Germany to write poetry as a Fulbright Fellow. In the intervening ten years, she has ghostwritten, edited, and taught writing between the Swiss Alps and Micronesian seas.

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