ONLINE Immerse In Verse
ONLINE - Immerse In Verse
July 16, 2022
Instructor: Jade O'Riley
MEMBER PRICE: $78.75 (with member coupon AWCSM25)
NON-MEMBER PRICE: $105
Perk your coffee then perk up your day with poetry. Immerse in Verse starts with quick writing warmups, poetry games and sharing favourite poems and poets; The morning progresses with imaginative poetry puzzles and styles like Oulipo, Acrostics and Georgics. After lunch we’re ready to bring on the poetry form du jour. Poets will be introduced to several classic poem styles and forms then select to write the one they find most appealing. There will be time to complete your poems, share will fellow poets and get valuable positive feedback. We close the day with a take-home-treat: A quick look inside Poets Toolbox to help you polish our poems to a shine.
This is an interactive online class using the Zoom web platform.
Jade O’Riley has spent many years learning the art and language of poetry. In 1996 Jade went to New York – the first year April became dedicated as National Poetry Month – and immersed herself in the poetry world; taking classes, going to uptown and downtown readings, spending hours writing at Poets house. Inspired by her time at Poets House Jade’s dream to open a Poets library in her home city began to germinate. In New York she also completed her first full-length poetry manuscript, “56 Days in the History of Love” which was then published by Mellen Poetry Press in New York. In 2007 Jade started teaching poetry At City Arts; she specializes in classic poetry forms and created a poetry editing technique called Poets Toolbox. In 2014 she opened Edmonton Poets House for library hours and poetry reading events. In 2019 Jade’s relocated to Calgary and took her City Arts poetry classes with her online; she also began teaching with Alexandra Writing Centre.
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