Each participant will bring copies of their poem, which will be read silently by everyone, then read aloud by the poet, then critiqued, first in terms of what people like about the poem, then in terms of ideas for possible improvement.
Participants aren’t required to bring a poem but can nevertheless join in the critiquing.
A maximum of six poems can be critiqued in the time allowed per session. From experience, twenty minutes allows us to get into each poem in depth. To accommodate more people, we are going to use a sign-up sheet. Everyone will sign up as they arrive and the first six will go first. Those who don’t make the cut will automatically be at the top of the sheet for the next month. If so many people come that even the sign-up sheet technique isn’t going to work, then we will start a second, Saturday workshop. The names left over from the first workshop will be at the top of the Saturday list, and then again at the next Wednesday list. If it’s no-show by then, they will be dropped.
Beginning March 8th, it will be held every second Wednesday at Landon Branch Library in London’s Wortley Village, in the downstairs room at the far end of the hall. If you would like to attend, bring ten copies of your poem (max. length, one page.)
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