Instructor: Amie Whittemore
Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-Members
Sunday, February 22, 2015
1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Limited to 12 students.
What makes a piece of writing a prose poem and not poetic prose? In this seminar, we'll explore how prose poetry is informed by the qualities of both poetry and prose, and how those qualities intersect. We'll closely read and dissect prose poems by authors such as Carolyn Forché, Robert Hass, and James Wright, and we'll experiment with writing our own. Participants are encouraged to bring in a draft of a prose poem for discussion. This seminar is appropriate for poets of all levels, but curious fiction writers are welcome, too!
Please join us Sunday, April 19, at 2:00 pm for a Literary Salon with poet Lisa Russ Spaar.
To paraphrase the poet Anne Carson, our lives begin the moment desire (for food, love, shelter, sky, the divine) enters us, and how we manage that yearning—what we make of it, to what uses we put it—is largely the measure of who we are. In what unique ways do poems not only grow out of but create and sustain the experience of desire? "I know not which, Desire, or Grant -," wrote Emily Dickinson, "Be wholly beautiful -." Join us as poet Kyle Dargan interviews poet Lisa Russ Spaar about the ways in which poems can uniquely both desire and grant, reach for and fulfill human experiences of yearning. Free and open to the public.
Creative Writing Camp for Kids
Session I: Monday-Friday, July 13-July 17, 2015 | 1:00 - 5:00pm
Session II: Monday-Friday, July 20-July 24, 2015 | 1:00 -5:00pm
Grades 3-5: Story Camp
Session 1 Instructor: TBA
Session 2 Instructor: Robin Albertson-Wren, St. Anne's Belfield School
Put your story ideas on paper, or discover new ideas with the help of other writers.
Grades 6-8: Writing Circle
Session 1 Instructor: Erin James, Henley Middle School
Session 2 Instructor: Jen Wilson, Field School
Spend the week playing with different plots and prompts, creating characters, and responding to fellow writers' work.
Grades 9-12 and 2015 High School Graduates: Writing Workshop
Session 1 Instructor: Charlotte S. Wood, Albemarle High School
Session 2 Instructor: Jordan Taylor, St. Anne's-Belfield School
Create new work and polish existing pieces (poetry, fiction, movie scripts, etc.) with supportive feedback from the group.
Thank You to our Sponsors for
Words and Wine 2013
The following businesses and individuals contributed prizes, food, or other in-kind or cash donations to help make the event a success:
If you're not a member of WriterHouse's fabulous community of writers, here's what you might be missing:
- Discounts on writing classes and workshops
- Advance notification of new writing classes
- Eligibility to apply for workspace and conference room rental
- Admission to public areas of house during open hours
- Admission to members-only events
- Link to your writing site from our website
- Your own blog hosted on the WriterHouse server
Members-only events include our Anniversary Members Party and an upcoming panel of literary journal editors. You can join the fun by joining WriterHouse today.