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During this 8-week Poetry Workshop for Beginners, adult poets will have the opportunity to present their work to peers and the facilitator. The class will focus on each poem's strength and/or weakness in literary craft with an emphasis on revision. Each meeting will also include a writing exercise and the reading of a contemporary poet as a tool to learn technique.
The workshop will be facilitated by Bernadette Ulsamer, who earned her MFA from Carlow University and is a member of Madwomen in the Attic. Her poetry has appeared, or is forthcoming in Pittsburgh City Paper , The Main Street Rag , Ophelia Street , Girls with Glasses Literary Journal , The Cossack Literary Journal , Roar Magazine and anthologized in Voices for the Attic vol. 13-19 , Along These Rivers Poetry and Photography of Pittsburgh and Dionne's Story . Her poem "ICU, Holdy Thursday" was long-listed for the Fish Poetry Prize 2013.
Poetry Workshop for Beginners is open to adults agest 18 and up and is free of charge. The workshops will take place in the Birch Room on Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on the following dates: September 26; October 3,10, 17 and 24; November 7, 14 and 21. On account of Halloween and trick or treat, there will not be a workshop on October 31.
Location: Birch Room