In celebration of National Poetry Month, Wright Library will present “Poetry: A Short Course” led by award winning poet, Grace Curtis. This four-hour course, focusing on poetry appreciation and the practice of writing, will be presented in two parts - Part 1 on Sunday, April 21st and Part 2 on Sunday, April 28th, both from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
This two-part class is free and will be held in the Library Meeting Room. Advance registration is required and limited to 15 participants age 16 or older. Contact the Reference Department at (937) 294-7171 to register beginning Friday, March 29, 2013.
In the first session, participants will explore contemporary poetry, discuss what makes a poem enjoyable, and use a prompt to begin writing their own poems. After a week of writing and revising, participants will have a chance to share their work at the second session. Ms. Curtis will also discuss the practice of poetry, publication, contests, and how to fit poetry into your life.
Grace Curtis earned an MFA in poetry from Ashland University and has published poems, interviews, essays, and book reviews. Her chapbook, The Surly Bonds of Earth, was selected by Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Stephen Dunn as the winner of the Lettre Sauvage 2010 Poetry Contest, and her poem “All I Know About Four O’clocks” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2011. She is a full time writer who volunteers at The Antioch Review and blogs at www.n2poetry.com.