The Challenge of Form Poetry

May 13, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
LitSpace Literary Arts Institute at Morean Arts Center
719 Central Ave
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Keep St. Pete Lit

This class will investigate five different styles of poetry based on form. Though free verse poetry is often most common for putting thoughts to paper without the hindrance of following any types of rules, it can be equally satisfying to put yourself in a creative place of following certain rules to write poems. The five forms will be: Haiku, Senyru, Tanka, Villanelle, and Sestina. As a bonus and a take home assignment you will learn about the Golden Shovel. Please bring paper and pen/pencil or your laptop/Macbook.

About the Instructor:
Mona Bethke is a poet and Professor at the University of Tampa. She teaches scriptwriting, screenwriting, writing for comedic television, and mass media and society. She also teaches playwriting, flash fiction, and poetry at various venues. Mona completed her MFA in Poetry at the University of Tampa. She has worked with inner city youth using poetry as a means of expression for social conflict, and she hosts First Stop Poetry Fusion Open Mic in St. Petersburg, FL..

Saturday, May 13 (1:00pm-3:00pm).

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