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Come Play with Poetry

In-person and via Zoom

Don’t understand Poetry?  Think it’s not your cup of tea?  This workshop may be just for you!

A poem can speak volumes with a handful of words. Come celebrate National Poetry Month in April and try your hand at writing your own poems. In this two-part class, instructor Nancy McMillan will introduce students to a set of contemporary, accessible poems and lead the class in a discussion of the basic elements of poetry.

These poems will be used as a springboard for students to write their own poetry. Students will experiment with a variety of poetic forms as the instructor guides them step-by-step in creating their own work. Writing by hand is recommended but not required.

No experience is necessary, but do bring your spirit of play!

The fee for the two-day workshop is $60. Class enrollment is limited to eight students.

Nancy McMillan of Bethlehem is the award-winning author of March Farm: Season by Season on a Connecticut Family Farm  (www.marchfarmthebook.com). She holds a graduate degree in writing from The Graduate Institute and one in music from Lesley University, where she studied historical women composers. She also studied in the MFA program at Manhattanville College. Her essay “For the Love of Linen” appeared in the 2020 Connecticut Literary Anthology and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her essays and articles have appeared in Connecticut newspapers and magazines and in literary journals. She is the Director of the Writing and Literature Program at Arts Escape. In her writing classes, she helps students embrace and inhabit their innate creativity. Find more at www.nancymcmillan.com.