The facilitator will be Kevin Heslop.
Each workshopped poem will be read silently, then aloud by the poet, and will then be followed by a discussion. The workshoppers will try to see the intention of the poet, will comment on the poem’s strengths, and, with appropriate tact, on its weaknesses. The workshop should help the poet see the poem through the eyes of its audience.
Since there is no way to predict how many people will attend, and there won’t be time to workshop more than six poems in the two hours, if more people arrive at the Oct. 8th workshop, a second room will be opened. The two simultaneous workshops could then hold a maximum of twelve participants. On the unlikely chance that more than twelve arrive, each workshop will select its six poets by random ballot selection. The second room will be facilitated by Stan Burfield.
If you want to have a poem workshopped, bring ten copies: six for the participants, and four for others to read in case more than the six participants come.
Time: Arrive before 6:30.
Location: In Landon Library, the room immediately past the large hall at the base of the stairs.