Emily Dickinson once wrote, “I know it is poetry when it feels as if the top of my head has lifted off.” But how does the art of poetry harness the power of words to move us in such profound ways? What is it about your favorite poem that makes it speak to you?
Join poet Hannah Fries for a joyful exploration of what makes a poem leap off the page and into our hearts. We’ll spend part of the day looking at our own favorite poems and other examples, and part of the day using loose, fun exercises to jump start our own writing. Finally, we’ll conclude by sharing and workshopping our poems in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere. Bring a favorite poem, curiosity, and a love for words.
Cost: $60 for members; $65 for non-members
Contact: Court Street Arts