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Daytime Poetry (Online class, This class is full!)

September 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until November 5, 2020

Instructor: Sharron Singleton
$189 Members | $210 Nonmembers
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9/15/20 – 11/5/20 | 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

I have always believed that when we are in the process of learning how to write poetry that what we are about is nothing less than making art and nothing less than becoming more fully conscious. Inevitably, this process will change our lives. Pat Schneider in her book, “Writing Alone and With Others” says, “art is the depth, passion, the desire, the courage to be myself and myself alone, to communicate what I and only I can communicate, that which I have experienced or imagined.” What often gets in the way of being able to do that is fear and doubt.  Fear of exposure, fear of criticism, fear of facing the truth about our lives and doubt about our ability, doubt about our knowledge and experience of writing, fear and doubt from bad experiences and harsh criticism in school or at home.

The purpose of this workshop is to assist you to claim yourself as an artist/writer and to help strengthen your own unique writing voice through a series of exercises particularly designed for this, writing examples, as usual and helpful feedback from others. (If you happen to be one of few lucky ones who have never had a bad experience with writing and who have always had positive and encouraging feedback, not to worry. This process and the exercises should still help you grow as an artist!)

Sharron Singleton’s poems have appeared in Agni, Rattle, Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, among others. She won the James River Writers Contest and was Passager Poet of 2010, and also won 1st place prizes in 2010 and 2012 in the Poetry Society of Virginia annual contest and won 1st place in the MacGuffin Poet Hunt contest and the Sixfold Contest. In early 2015, Sharron won the Thomas Merton Poetry of the Sacred Contest. Her chapbook, A Thin Thread of Water was published in 2010. Sharron is also the winner of the 2017 Grayson Books Poetry Contest for “Our Hands a Hollow Bowl.”

This class is full. To be put on a waitlist, please email programs@writerhouse.org


September 15
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
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Sharron Singleton


508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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