Carnegie Center Winter/Spring 2023 Catalog

The Songbird Meets the Storyteller: Unlocking the Lyric Narrative Within with Andrew McFadyen – Ketchum Saturday, April 22, 10:30am–12:30pm • $35


1x class

Typically, we label poems as either lyric or narrative: there are poems that tell stories from our lives and there are poems that sing the songs of the self. What if you can have it both ways? What if the songbird can spin a yarn while trilling its song? We will examine what it means when we call a poem lyrical versus narrative and how poets through the ages have merged these two forms into a new form, lyric-narrative, that will broaden your understanding of poetry as well as the possibilities of your own poetry. Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum is the author of three collections of poetry, a professional editor, Assistant Director of the Owsley Fork Writers Sanctuary in Berea, KY, and lead instructor of creative writing at Colorado Community College. Learn more at [ALL LEVELS]

The Voice of a Poem: A Generative Workshop with Marianne Worthington Saturday, May 20, 10:30am–12:30pm • $35

1x class

This generative workshop will explore ways to focus on the voice of a poem—that unique presence that speaks a poem. We will work to claim and speak our memories and give ourselves permission to speak in our own voices. We’ll also study methods to claim the essence of other voices and practice writing poems in a persona. This workshop can help us explore how we can use voice to change our perspectives, try out other voices, and discover empathy. At the end of the class, you will have at least three drafts for new poems. Marianne Worthington is the author of the poetry collection The Girl Singer , winner of the 2022 Weatherford Award, and the co-founder and poetry editor of Still: The Journal . [ALL LEVELS]


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