09/28 Writing Narrative Poetry with Michelle Meyering
Using selected poems from Anne Sexton’s seminal collection Love Poems and from Sharon Olds’ Pulitzer Prize-winning collection Stag’s Leap, this workshop will focus on creating resonant narrative poetry.
Workshop participants will be asked to experiment with language, voice, and entry points, as well as sound, line breaks, and patterning. Once enrolled, students will receive a themed writing assignment that will be “due” the day of the workshop.
All handouts will be provided by the instructor. Students should bring a notebook for quick writing exercises and note-taking.
Michelle Meyering is the Director of Programs and Events at PEN Center USA and founding editor of The Rattling Wall, a literary journal. Michelle has produced over 200 literary events across Southern California and in January was named a 2013 “Face To Watch” by the Los Angeles Times. She currently teaches in the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program in Los Angeles.