Saturday, Oct. 24
"The Path of Surprise"
PSSC Writers' Group Workshop
Susan Laughter Meyers, instructor
10 a.m. - noon
Charleston Library Society
164 King St., Charleston, SC
Free for PSSC/CLS members & CofC students; $15 for others
(PSSC membership, $25 annually; new memberships welcome)
The Path of Surprise
Writing poems should be more than telling anecdotes from a life you already know or describing something you’ve seen. It should take you down a path of surprise. “No surprise for the writer, no surprise for the reader,” Robert Frost wisely noted. In this workshop we’ll use writing activities and handouts of published poems, as well as discussion, to take us farther down that serendipitous path. We’ll study poems that leap, swerve, and follow their particular logic—then we’ll write our own.