Workshops

The following Workshops are available upon request.  Email aspameticky[@]gmail.com to make arrangements.  Workshops can be framed for 45-90 minute sessions, depending on the needs of the group.

Discovering Yourself as Poet:  Explore forms and modern meter to discover your own voice.  Find power in expression and imagery.  Learn about common poetic practices that foster creativity.

Letting Poetry Inform Your Prose: How could the poetic lens inform your writing? Are there ways of training the ear and eye to better turn a narrative line? Sonya Chung, teacher and blogger, writes “Fiction is a Trudge, Poetry is a Dance” and that good literary fiction is “language-rich, language-precise, language-driven.” Is she right? We’ll explore some common poetry techniques that translate well into a variety of written forms, including memoir and long-form fiction.

Poet as Farmer–how journaling plants seeds of Creativity: whether you ascribe to Natalie Goldberg’s Zen daily practice, or Julia Cameron’s Artist’s Way, journaling can be an incredibly productive tool.  But how do writers get started?  Are prompts part of the process?   What of word lists?  When do you know that a seed might be ready for harvest?

Workshops can also be custom designed for a variety of topics, including Poetry Publishing Basics, Line-edits and Revision, the Power of Image, and a variety of other topics.