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The Art of Making Poems: 8-week Poetry Writing Workshop


March 24, 2014

The Art of Making Poems

With Instructor Hermine Meinhard

This FREE 8-week poetry writing workshop will engage participants in a series of exercises that will connect them to their own process of writing and culminate in their own chapbook of poems. Participants will learn ways to access the intuitive mind, how to use a variety of materials, including objects, evocative language and artwork, to enter into writing, how to shape a poem on the page and assemble a group of poems to make for compelling reading.

We will discuss the work of a variety of poets to introduce participants to the range and possibilities of poetry; and we will draw on the library’s extensive picture and art book collections. Participants will read and display their work at a final celebratory reading and showcase at the library.

Limited to 15 participants.

 Online Registration is required.

Registration opens February 24, 2014 (closes March 17)

Participants will be chosen by lottery and notified

 * contact information must be provided when registering to be included in the lottery *


Workshop Location:

Mid-Manhattan Library, Corner Room


Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00pm

March 24, 31 

April 7, 14, 21, 28

 May 5, 12


Poetry Reading and Reception:

Monday, May 12, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00pm

Mid-Manhattan Library, Corner Room

Open to the public, all are welcome


Please contact with any questions.

More Info

  • Class Format: Hands on
  • Audience: Adults

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