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 and write poems that love on our five senses, remembering the moon.  We will explore the fundamentals of poetry–image, metaphor, music, form–and practice the beauty and challenge of placing the poem on the page. In an encouraging and supportive atmosphere, we’ll generate new work together, responding to exercises the workshop leader brings. We’ll also look at poems by our contemporaries that bring us to our senses – literally! – and write in response/conversation/argument. Participants will have the opportunity to bring a poem to the workshop leader for critique – or just for sharing. All levels of experience with poetry invited!

This workshop will be held online.

Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., 8-week session begins January 18th ($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.

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