Tonight We Write Down the Moon: A Poetry Workshop, with Sarah Browning
Our lives might be busy, our minds distracted. But once a week, for eight Tuesdays, we will cultivate our power of observation, writing poems that love on our five senses, remembering the moon. Each week, we’ll generate new writing together, responding to exercises and creative prompts the workshop leader brings. We’ll share our efforts with each other and receive supportive responses/feedback. We’ll also look each week at poems by our contemporaries that bring us to our senses – literally! – exploring them for craft choices and emotional resonance. Participants will have the opportunity to send a poem to the workshop leader for full critique – or just for sharing. All levels of experience with poetry are invited!
This workshop will be held online.
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., 8-week session begins September 21 ($395)
Sarah Browning is the author of two books of poems, Killing Summer (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2017) and Whiskey in the Garden of Eden (The Word Works, 2007). She is co-founder and for 10 years was Executive Director of Split This Rock: Poems of Provocation & Witness. She is an Associate Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies and recipient of the Lillian E. Smith Writer-in-Service Award as well as of fellowships from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, Yaddo, Mesa Refuge, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She has been guest editor or co-edited special issues of Beltway Poetry Quarterly, The Delaware Poetry Review, and three issues of POETRY magazine. She has an MFA in poetry and creative nonfiction from Rutgers University Camden and lives in Philadelphia.