Friday, May 27, 2016

Looking back on the spring Poetry Society of SC Writers' Group workshop: Apr. 23

The second of three 2016 workshops of the Writers' Group of The Poetry Society of South Carolina (PSSC) was held about a month ago, and it was another stellar group. How I enjoy teaching these workshops! Below are the particulars about the logistics of the event and what we focused on while gathering for it:

Saturday, April 23
10 a.m. - noon
Charleston Library Society
Susan Laughter Meyers, instructor
164 King St., Charleston, SC 29401
Free for PSSC/CLS members & CofC students; $15 for all others 
(PSSC membership, $25 annually; new memberships welcome)

Poetry Workshop: Revision, Nuts & Bolts

A continued study of revising the poem, including both large and small issues. Taking time to draw back and ask why the poem exists and what it’s doing. Moving in close to look at all the movable parts, stanza to syllable, molding and shaping to give the poem its art. Discussion, revision activities, workshop packet.

Bring 2 or 3 copies of a relatively short poem of yours that is ready for revision. The extra copies are to allow you to mark up your poem for editing. Let’s spend time trading tips on revising and editing, learning strategies from one another.

The final 2016 workshop will be on Saturday, October 29.

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