Writing With the Net Up: Formal Poetry Workshop

Thursday, March 14, 2013
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Thursdays, March 14 – April 25 (class will not meet April 4)

5:45 – 7:45 pm

Led by Katie Vagnino

Intimidated by iambic pentameter? Not sure what a ghazal is (or how to pronounce it)? Robert Frost likened free verse to playing tennis with the net down; this workshop is for poets interested in playing with the net up. Each week we will consider the conventions and origins of two to three poetic forms. We will examine sonnets, villanelles, sestinas, and ghazals, among others, as we explore the ins and outs of writing formal verse.

Katie Vagnino holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from Emerson College. Currently she teaches writing at Roosevelt University. Her poems have appeared in journals such as Measure, The Raintown Review, and Poetry Quarterly.

Materials List
No materials required.

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

Cost and registration information: 

Six sessions, $170
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