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Imposter Monster: A Poetry Workshop for Beginners (or Non-Poets)

November 16, 2020 @ EST 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Workshops are conducted EST via Zoom, a virtual platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation. To participate, please register by the deadline using the ticket portal below, or go to Scholarships. Zoom links are emailed to registered participants as follows:

  • Morning and Noon Workshops: Link is sent on the day/evening before the class starts.
  • Afternoon Workshops: Link is sent one hour before the workshop starts.
  • Evening Workshops: Link is sent on the evening of the workshop between 5:15 pm and one hour before the workshop starts.

Member Price: $22
Deadline to Register: November 16, 5 pm
Instructor: July Westhale

Are you new to the study of poetry? Maybe you think it’s all rhyme and meter, you have a bad taste in your mouth from grade school, or you’ve always been poetry-curious but a little too afraid to try. This workshop is for you! In this workshop, we will take a look at our own individual ideas of what poetry is (versus the industry or academy); the basics of poetry (line, white space, what rhyme and meter have historically been used for); and how you might redefine your own relationship to poetic writing. We will read work by Joy Harjo, Linda Gregg, and Diane Seuss.

July Westhale is an essayist, translator,and the award-winning author of five collections of poetry: Trailer Trash, Occasionally Accurate Science, The Cavalcade, Quantifiable Data, and, most recently, Via Negativa. Her most recent work can be found in McSweeney’s, The National Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, CALYX, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and elsewhere. When she’s not teaching, she works as a co-founding editor of PULP Magazine.

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November 16, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Virtual Classroom
NY United States
If you would like to make a request for any accommodation, please email us at accommodation@wab.org at least 10 days prior to the event or workshop.

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