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Sydney Brown teaches 6 Poems in 6 Weeks

Date: First Class is Thursday June 16 Time: 4:30 - 6:30pm OR 7pm to 9pm Number of sessions: 6--Thursdays, June 16, 30 / July 7, 14, 21, 28 Members: $190 Nonmembers: $226 Location: The Inkspot, 710 13th St, Ste 210, San Diego, CA 92101


Kim Addonizio asserts “Poetry is often a misunderstood art. People think it’s easy to write. They don’t realize that it is as difficult to make a great poem as it is to make a great painting or blast out a virtuoso electric guitar solo. To understand poetry is an art is to understand that it is the same as every art, every discipline. It is work.”

This class is all about the poet’s work; participants will be challenged to craft six poems in six weeks. In an intimate writer’s workshop, we will read and critique the poems brought in by you and your classmates, discussing the ways to strengthen work and tackle revision. The class is open to writers of all levels and experience.

*Note: there is no class on June 23; class resumes on the 30th and runs through July 7, 14, 21, 28

*Our labor will culminate in a reading at The Ink Spot Thursday Aug. 4th.

Enrollment limited to twelve.

Sydney Brown is the Co-Coordinator of the Creative Writing Program at Grossmont College where she has been teaching creative writing for over ten years. Currently she facilitates a popular poetry-writing workshop. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in Sonoma Review, Southern Anthology, two girls review, Hawaii Pacific Review, red, Sunshine/Noir, HOW2: Contemporary Innovative Writing Practices by Women, and Hunger and Thirst.

Sydney believes that most writers need other writers for inspiration, constructive criticism, and camaraderie; she looks forward to working in The Ink Spot’s intimate setting with a small group of serious poets.