Friday, August 10, 2012

Writing the City

Writing the City: Poetry Workshop Saturdays, October 6 – November 10 (8 weeks)

10 am – Noon

Led by Valerie Wallace This workshop will encourage the exploration of Chicago’s politics, culture, art, and landscape through poetic exercises and assignments. Attention will be given to the craft of poetry―line breaks, metaphor, meter, form, and opening the cliché to find the poet’s voice. We will also learn from published pieces. Our goal will be to establish a positive environment for critical feedback and community. Expect to leave the workshop with seven to ten new poems.

Valerie Wallace holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and has taught workshops throughout Chicago. She is an editor with RHINO Poetry and the author of The Dictators’ Guide to Good Housekeeping.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.

Six sessions, $170 ($153 for students, seniors, and Newberry members) Register online