11/09 Poetry, Music and All That Jazz with Sylvia Levinson
Create poetry with musical inspiration!
Music has the power to evoke emotions and memories; to inspire, mourn, soothe, commemorate, and celebrate. From classical to jazz, Dixieland to Debussy, Gregorian to gospel – music has inspired the creation of poetry. In this interactive workshop, we will review and discuss a number of poems written about music, listen to a variety of musical selections as prompts for poems, move our pens and maybe even our hips a little. Attendees will receive handouts of materials. To paraphrase William Shakespeare, poet extraordinare: “If music be the food of love…WRITE ON!”
Sylvia Levinson has been affiliated with San Diego Writers’ Ink since its original inception as The Writing Center in the early 90s. She has been widely published in a number of journals and anthologies including: Ekphrasis, Serving House Journal, City Works (National Award Winner 2007), The Christian Science Monitor, SD Writers Ink, Golden Lantern, Hunger and Thirst, Mamas and Papas, Blue Arc West: California Poets Anthology, and others. She is the author of Gateways from Caernarvon Press (2005) and has a poetry chapbook, Spoon, forthcoming from Finishing Line Press (November, 2013). Sylvia has taught poetry workshops at Magee Park, the Santee Library, and the YMCA.
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