The Poetry of Voice and Silence: Weekend Workshop with Fran Quinn
Presented by Lexington Community Education
October 15 - October 17, 2010
Poets Robert Bly, Robert Creeley, Donald Hall and Li-Young Lee have all praised Fran Quinn's ability to masterfully teach the art of writing poetry. Robert Bly calls Fran Quinn "one of the greatest poetry teachers in the country".
This weekend workshop will begin to explore how we can rejoin the oral and written poetic traditions so that a newer and more powerful generation of poems may come into being. On Friday evening we will begin with the Hooley tradition of Ireland where each member of the family or clan would say or read a poem to entertain the group. We will learn to read poems so that there is a marriage between the visible and invisible and write so that the silences sing. On Saturday we will develop a peer group that responds to new writing generated from our discoveries and provides feedback. We will place special emphasis on the reading of poems by participants and stragies for revising. Sunday will be dedicated to the individual, and each participant will meet one-on-one with the instructor for a half-hour to discuss something they have written, or discuss a problem they are having in the reading or writing of poetry. Limited to 10.
Offered by Lexington Community Education. Cost: $250. To register please call LCE at 781 862 8043. Full information at www.lexingtoncommunityed.org