Tuesday, February 16, 2016

A look back at the fall PSSC Writers' Group workshop, Oct. 24, 2015

What a smart group of poets were a part of the fall PSSC Writers' Group workshop! We meet 3-4 times a year to study craft issues and work on our own poems.

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.

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