Inspired: A FREE Community Poetry Writing Workshop

Imagery in poetry helps to provide meaning within the limitations of language. In this workshop, participants learn how to create poems using imagery and metaphor to express ideas in unique and universal ways. Offered annually in participation with the Utah Humanities Book Festival by Rock Canyon Poets and Pioneer Book, this workshop will be presented in two sessions, followed by a reception and poetry reading. Participants will be encouraged to submit their poem to be included in a printed anthology and contributors will receive a free copy.

Where

Pioneer Book, 450 West Center Provo, Utah 84601

What to Bring

  • Pen and paper to write and/or an electronic device to write on (laptop, etc)
  • Drink/snack if you so desire

How to Sign-up

To sign-up, email your name and contact information to rockcanyonpoets@gmail.com. Seating is limited. Come ready to write!

Schedule

  • Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 at 6pm – Workshop #1
    Imagery talk/discussion, writing exercises
  • Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 at 6pm – Workshop #2
    Share and workshop first draft of poems
  • Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 at midnight –Poetry submission
    Email up to three poems to rockcanyonpoets@gmail.com for publication in the anthology, preferably poems from the workshop
  • Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 at 6pm – Anthology launch party
    Reception, contributors poetry reading, and open mic

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Inspired: A FREE Community Poetry Writing Workshop

Memories can inspire–and expressing those memories in poetry can help us to remember, save, celebrate, and even heal. A free community poetry writing workshop entitled “Inspired” helps participants create a new poem as a response to a memory using writing prompts and exercises. Offered annually in participation with the Utah Humanities Book Festival by Rock Canyon Poets and Pioneer Book, this workshop will be presented in two sessions, followed by a reception and poetry reading. Participants will be encouraged to submit their poem to be included in a printed anthology and contributors will receive a free copy.

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Where

Pioneer Book, 450 West Center Provo, Utah 84601

What to Bring

  • Photographs, journals, or other memory reminders (optional)
  • Pen and paper to write and/or an electronic device to write on (laptop, etc)
  • Drink/snack if you so desire

How to Sign-up

To sign-up, email your name and contact information to rockcanyonpoets@gmail.com. Seating is limited. Come ready to write!

Schedule

  • Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016 at 6pm – Workshop #1: prompts and craft demonstration, writing exercises
  • Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016 at 6pm – Workshop #2: share and workshop first draft of poems
  • Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 at midnight – Final poem submission due for anthology
  • Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016 at 6pm – Anthology launch party/reception and poetry reading

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PROVO POETRY GROUP CELEBRATES LOCAL BOOK RELEASE on KBYU Eleven News!

Rock Canyon Poets Inspired anthology release party and open mic made the channel eleven news on KBYU! Special thanks to reporter Caroline Belnap for covering our event and to our sponsors who made the workshops and poetry book possible: Pioneer Book and the Utah Humanities Council in conjunction with their Book Festival.

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Inspired: A FREE Community Poetry Writing Workshop

INSPIRED

Is there a literary work so powerful that it moves you to write, but you just don’t know where to start? A free community poetry writing workshop entitled “inspired” helps participants create a new poem as a response to a literary work (poem, book, or other) that inspires them. Offered in participation with the Utah Humanities Book Festival by Rock Canyon Poets and Pioneer Book, this workshop will be presented in two sessions, followed by a reception and poetry reading. Participants will be encouraged to submit their poem to be included in a printed anthology and contributors will receive a free copy.

Where

Pioneer Book, 450 West Center Provo, Utah 84601

What to Bring

  • Two printed copies of the poem or prose excerpt of the writer/poet you are inspired by. Prose excerpts should be 1 – 2 pages.
  • Pen and paper to write and/or an electronic device to write on (laptop, etc)
  • Drink/snack if you so desire

How to Sign-up

To sign-up, email your name and contact information to rockcanyonpoets@gmail.com. Seating is limited. Bring a sample of the author/poet that inspires you and come ready to write!

Schedule

  • Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015 at 6pm – Workshop #1: share prompts, craft demonstration, writing exercises
  • Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015 at 6pm – Workshop #2: share and workshop first draft of poems
  • Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015 at midnight – Final poem submission due for anthology
  • Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015 at 6pm – Anthology launch party/reception and poetry reading

DOWNLOAD FLYER 

CLICK HERE FOR THE COMPLETE BOOK FEST CALENDAR

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