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Poems for the Writing: Prompts for Poets
Saturday, July 26, 2-6pm
Sunday, July 27, 12-4pm
We have within us our own stories, memories, and artistic influences—the subject matter for poems—and often all we need is the right kind of creativity-boosting prompt to help us shape that material into a poem. Valerie Fox and Lynn Levin, co-authors of the new craft-of-poetry text Poems for the Writing: Prompts for Poets (2013), will conduct a weekend workshop exploring several of the unique prompts in their book. We will find inspiration and guidance in these prompts, which are all classroom and workshop tested. This fun, positive, and supportive workshop will include some in-class writing and sharing. No poetry experience is required; writers at all levels are encouraged to attend.
Valerie Fox's books of poetry include The Rorschach Factory and The Glass Book. Bundles of Letters Including A, V and Epsilon is a collaborative work with Arlene Ang. Originally from central Pennsylvania, Fox has traveled and lived throughout the world, and has taught writing and literature at numerous universities including Sophia University (in Tokyo) and currently at Drexel University (in Philadelphia).
Lynn Levin is the author of the poetry collections Miss Plastique, Fair Creatures of an Hour, a Next Generation Indie Book Awards finalist in poetry; Imaginarium, a finalist for ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Award; and A Few Questions about Paradise. She is the translator of Peruvian poet Odi Gonzales’s collection Birds on the Kiswar Tree, and teaches at Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania.
Poems for the Writing: Prompts for Poets by Valerie Fox and Lynn Levin was a finalist for a Next Generation Indie Book Award.