Online Poetry Workshop with Pam Baggett: Part 1

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Titles, Beginnings, Turns, and Endings: An Online Poetry Workshop in Two Parts, Facilitated by Pam Baggett

Part One: Titles and Beginning Lines - Sunday, January 29th, 1:30-3:30 pm

Titles are doors that open onto poems. They’re the first hint at what’s to come, the bait that lures readers in. The beginning lines of the poem then either hook readers or cause them to slip away. In Part One of this two-part workshop, we’ll look at strategies for titling poems in ways that make readers eager to step through the door, as well as tools for creating opening lines that keep readers reading. We’ll talk about how titles and beginning lines interact (or don’t) and consider how, taken together, they set the stage for the poem’s progress through to its ending.  Writers working at all levels and in other genres are welcome.

If you can’t attend one date of this two-part workshop, you’re still welcome to attend on the other date. Register for Part Two on Sun., February 26th by clicking here



--Please have several of your poems-in-progress to work on during the workshops.

--This virtual event may be recorded and may be shared via the library’s social media (and perhaps also via the panelists’ social media) for the benefit of those who are unable to join us live.

--The workshops are self-contained and will each feature different poems. You’re welcome to attend both; it’s not necessary to be present at the first workshop in order to participate in the second.

--Please register by the Thursday prior to each workshop.

--This workshop will occur via Zoom. Prior to each workshop, you will receive an email containing the zoom link and a packet of poems & workshop materials.






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