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Villanelle Crash Course
October 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Instructor: Claudia Gary
$60 Members | $65 Nonmembers
Sunday, 10/27/19 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Improve your villanelle skills, or write your first one. Guided by an internationally published author of villanelles, sonnets, and other metrical poems, you’ll first read classic and contemporary villanelles to see why they work. The class will write a group villanelle, and then, with or without shortcuts, you’ll write one of your own. Next you’ll see how your new poem can be improved by revision. You’ll leave with at least one new (draft) or improved villanelle, as well as insights about how writing poetry in form can unlock deeper meaning and enhance everything you write.
Claudia Gary is author of “Humor Me” (2006) and several chapbooks, most recently “Genetic Revisionism” (2019). Internationally published and anthologized, she is also a former poetry editor, three-time finalist for the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award, and a health science writer for vvaveteran.org. Claudia teaches workshops at The Writer’s Center (writer.org) and Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (faes.org). She has chaired panels including “The Sonnet in 2016” (West Chester University (Pa.) Poetry Conference, June 2016), “Poetry and Music” (Frost Farm Conference, Derry NH, June 2018), and “Why Poets Need Science & Why Scientists Need Poetry” (WCU Poetry Conference, June 2019). See pw.org/content/claudia_gary and follow at @claudiagary.