Poetry Workshop & Writers’ Conclave
With Pam Bernard,
Poet, Writer, Painter, Teacher, Editor
8 Evenings $300
Walpole, New Hampshire
Beginner and intermediate level
Writing scholarship offered for each block.
One scholarship to be awarded each 8-week session to a poet whose financial status would otherwise not allow participation. Email or send 3-6 poems along with a brief letter of interest, in which you explain why you would benefit from this scholarship. Call or email for more information.
Call / email pam for details
Small group sessions in my home, around a big table in an inviting space, fireplace in cold months, lovely porch and deck in warm.
I provide a nurturing, productive atmosphere where we go forward as a group toward a better understanding of how to draft, shape, and finish poems. This workshop will be more than a group critique. It will provide a community of writers where each will be encouraged to share work, receive careful, particularlized attention, and offered a safe place to discuss ideas and thoughts, and where participants’ poems are given thoughtful, rigorous feedback.
Each session is based on three components and conducted in this format:
We start by reading a poem by a contemporary poet, which we will explore and discuss with regard to craft.
I will offer writing prompts in a relaxed, free-write atmosphere for the purpose of generating new drafts of poems.
We will then work as a group on each poem brought to the workshop, focusing in particular on whether the poet’s deep intention is successfully translated into language. As well, we will explore and discuss artistic choices related to craft as a way to further the poem’s project.
Not sure whether a workshop is right for you?
Come to a free introductory session or two.