Poetry Workshop for Teens (with Adam Grabowski)
Poetry Workshop for Teens: It's What Your Words Don't Say
Saturday, April 27 (1-5pm) in Williamsburg MA
When we first start writing poetry, there can be a natural instinct to just say everything. But here’s the interesting thing—there’s often just as much power in what we hold back. Knowing when and where to leave room for the imagination is one of the best tools a poet can have in their tool box. In this four-hour, generative workshop we’ll first spend some time getting to know each other as poets and what it is we want our poems to say. We’ll also explore ways that we can use imagery and specific details to create strong poems that will keep a reader engaged without hitting them over the head. This is a workshop for any teenager (14-18) with a passion for writing and a desire to explore what that writing can be. Attendees can expect a lot of opportunities to write and discuss their work all within a safe, validating environment. There will be a lunch break in the middle.
About the Instructor
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: Saturday, April 27 (1 - 5pm)
WHERE: Commons Coworking, Williamsburg MA