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Writing as Character : A Poetry Persona Workshop

August 13, 2020 @ EST 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


We’ve moved online! All workshops will be conducted through Zoom, an interactive platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation in your workshops. The day before your workshop you’ll receive an email with a link to Zoom for your workshop session.
Member Price: $65
Deadline to Register: August 13, 5 pm
Instructor: Jessica Fischoff

Whether humorous, intense, dramatic, or morbid, poets use persona as the speaker in poetry to bring the reader into an imagined experience–a new take on a story or an entirely different world. Using techniques borrowed from fiction writing and acting to open the imagination, this workshop will help participants develop a strong sense of the imagined “self” in poetic characters. Participants will leave the workshop with at least six new drafts.


Jessica Fischoff is editor and owner of [PANK], American Poetry Journal, author of a collection of poems, The Desperate Measure of Undoing (Across the Margin, 2019) and Editor of the upcoming Pittsburgh Anthology (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2020). Her thoughts on editing appear in Best American Poetry and The Kenyon Review. Her writing appears in Diode Poetry Journal, The Southampton Review, Prelude, Creative Nonfiction, Fjords Review, and Yemassee.


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August 13, 2020
6:30 pm - 9:00 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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