McGookey, Baron, and Friedler. All three of them teaching workshops this fall. If I were trying to decide between them, I really don’t know how I could do it, each one a remarkable talent. I have many years’ writing friendship with each one of these writers, and can just tell you that you can’t make a bad choice among them. Just hope that in your lifetime you have the chances that I have to write alongside all three.
1. Creative Writing Workshop: The Prose Poem
Class meets Wednesdays Sept. 9 & 23, Oct. 7 & 21, Nov. 4 & 18
6 to 8:30 p.m. at Kazoo Books II
2413 Parkview Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Cost: $180 (includes all handouts)
Instructor: Kathleen McGookey
Class size limited to 10 students
We will look at writers working in this genre including Russell Edson, Charles Simic, Gary Young, Killarney Clary, Nin Andrews, Mary Koncel, Arthur Rimbaud, Charles Baudelaire, Aloysius Bertrand, Alice Jones, Marosa di Giorgio, Zachary Schomburg, Shivani Mehta, and Kim Chinquee.
We will also read and discuss selected critical essays about prose poetry and do some in-class writing exercises, as well as write and discuss our own prose poems.
Please email kathleen.mcgookey AT gmail DOT COM with questions or to sign up.
2. The Writing Life Workshops
With Laurie Baron
September 29 – November 17
10:00 a.m. to noon
*Write together and respond to each other’s writing.
*Bring manuscripts of works-in-progress for the group’s response.
*Share resources, inspiration, and accountability.
*Meet with me in a one-on-one conference.
The workshop is limited to eight participants, and the cost is $195.
Write to lauriezbaron AT gmail DOT COM, to enroll.
3. The Splattered Ink Press Writers Conference with Joy Gaines Friedler
She has designed a brilliant workshop titled:
Menage-et-trois: Using devices of Poetry, Fiction & Memoir Together to Create Excitement
October 23-24, the conference is $175 for early bird registrants, less for students, more for those who hesitate… Follow the link below…