Thursday, January 19, 2012

Writing the Unexpected

Writing the Unexpected: Poetry Workshop at the Newberry Library

6-week workshop beginning February 25, 2012

60 West Walton Street, Chicago

The Newberry Library’s resources will be a source for inspiration, information, conversation, and playfulness in this generative workshop. We will use visual art, historical texts, and ephemera to listen, experiment with form, and create new work. Along the way we will attend to the craft of poetry, learning tricks and tips 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.

Six sessions, $170. For more information, go to: