IN PERSON Writing Good Poetry: What Publishers Want
Instructor: Laurie Fuhr
MEMBER PRICE: $33.75 (with member coupon AWCSM25)
NON-MEMBER PRICE: $45.00
A traditional definition of poetry usually begins with line breaks. After that, the specifics get fuzzy. With so many different styles of poetry that may be written, how do poets know they’re writing good poetry on themes readers crave and editors want to see today? In this micro-workshop, poet, poetry instructor, and avid reader Laurie Anne Fuhr explores this question, shares engaging examples, and provides writing exercises. This in-person workshop is relevant to poets writing in any and all styles.
This class takes place in person at the Alexandra Writers’ Centre in Calgary.
Laurie Anne Fuhr, prolific multimodal poet of page, screen, and stage, is the author of night flying (Frontenac House 2018), shortlisted for the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. In May 2022, her poem Water Sign appeared in the Poet Laureate of Cobourg’s water-themed virtual chapbook. Her poems also appeared in the first anthology of the Espresso Poetry Collective (of which she is a founding member); Uncommon Grounds, released during the pandemic, is available at www.espressopoetrycollective.ca. Laurie is an active member of Poetry In Voice (bringing poetry to schools), a member of the Writers Guild of Alberta and the League of Canadian Poets, and a poetry instructor with www.alexandrawriters.org. Follow Laurie on Facebook and Instagram: multimodal_poet.