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Saturday, April 18


Villanelle Crash Course
Improve your villanelle skills, or write your first one. Guided by an internationally published author of villanelles, sonnets, and other metrical poems, you’ll first read classic and contemporary villanelles to see why they work. The class will write a group villanelle, and then, with or without shortcuts, you’ll write one of your own. Next you’ll see how your new poem can be improved by revision. You’ll leave with at least one new (draft) or improved villanelle, as well as insights about how writing poetry in form can unlock deeper meaning and enhance everything you write.

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Claudia Gary

Claudia Gary is author of “Humor Me” (2006) and several chapbooks, most recently “Genetic Revisionism” (2019). Internationally published and anthologized, she is also a former poetry editor, three-time finalist for the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award, and a health science writer... Read More →

Saturday April 18, 2020 TBA


Writing as Gratitude/Gratitude as Resistance
The art of writing and the art of gratitude are often interwoven. In this generative writing workshop, participants will examine joy and gratitude as active pursuits in both writing and life. We will study contemporary poems and essays that effectively acknowledge, appreciate and, in turn, resist the world around them. Each writer will leave with a draft of one poem, prompts to use for further writing and recognition of, as the poet Rumi declared, the “hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.”

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Kristen Zory King

Founder, MoonLit
Kristen Zory King is a writer and artist facilitator based in Washington, DC. Kris is a three time recipient of a DC Commission on Arts and Humanities Fellowship and an alum of the 5th Woman Poetry Fellowship in Knoxville, TN and the 202Creates Residency Program in Washington, DC... Read More →

Saturday April 18, 2020 TBA