Workshop: The Usefulness of Silence in a Poem
Saturday, February 20, 2010
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Waccamaw Higher Education Center
160 Wilbrook Blvd.
Pawleys Island, SC 29585
OLLI at Coastal Carolina University
Instructor: Susan Meyers
A poem’s silences fulfill a purpose just as the words do. Thus, poets need to know how to use white space, punctuation, elliptical syntax, the unspoken—and the many other ways to be silent in a poem. In this workshop we’ll read sample published poems, discuss how they manage their silences, and write poems of our own.
Lunch can be purchased at a nearby deli, or bring your own.
Registration, $30: Coastal Carolina University Lifelong Learning, 843-349-4032 or www.coastal.edu/outreach.