Welcome to Poetry! Writing Workshop for 7th & 8th Graders (with Adam Grabowski)
Do you like to write poems? Or have you always wanted to try but just…couldn’t? Either way, this will be a great first class for you. In this three-hour class we’ll start by taking some time to get to know each other and talk about why we like to write. We’ll also look at examples of a few different ways people have written poems in the past. And then (of course!) we’ll write some poems of our own, with an emphasis on free verse. I'd like to try writing one poem together as a class. My goal for you is to walk out the door with some new poems, some new ideas, and increased belief in yourself as a poet, feeling forever welcomed into the fellowship of people who see things differently, better.
ADAM GRABOWSKI's poems have appeared in DMQ Review, The Rattling Wall, Drunk in a Midnight Choir, and elsewhere. He has poems in the forthcoming anthologies What Saves Us: Poems of Empathy and Rage in the Age of Trump and The Girl Who Turned into a Moth: Contemporary Poets on Autism, edited by Martín Espada and Sean Dougherty, respectively. He is currently an MFA candidate at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. He lives in Holyoke MA, with his wife and two children. Find him at www.adamgrabowskipoetry.wordpress.com.
WHEN: Sunday, May 5 (1-4pm)
WHERE: Williamsburg, MA