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A 2-hour Workshop with Dan Wetmore

Saturday: April 4
12:30 – 2:30 pm (after the meeting)
Location: Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living Conference Room
$20 SWW members, $30 Non-members

Attendees of this workshop will be exploring the essential differences between poetry and prose, and tips for crafting the former: 1) what each form is best suited to communicate, as a function of how each is able to communicate; 2) unique challenges poetry poses to those who aspire to master the form (foremost, heightened demands for concision and its catalyst, precision); 3) a partial survey of poetry’s various forms and the appeals and perils of ‘formed’ and ‘free-form’ works; and 4) an overview of the process from conception to conclusion: the triad of finding inspiration, composing and editing. The tutorial, coupled with hand-outs and augmented by process-specific exercises, will hopefully scratch the itch of those looking to start down poetry’s path and catalyze the efforts of devotees seeking to travel farther on it.


Workshop and Class Refund Policy
To ensure that SouthWest Writers can cover the cost of space rental and instructor fees, we have implemented a workshop and class refund policy. If you cancel one week before the beginning date of the workshop or class, you will receive a full refund. Cancellations after one week prior up to 24 hours prior to the beginning of the workshop or class will receive a credit only toward a future workshop or class of your choice. If you do not cancel or don’t show up for the workshop or class you will receive no refund and no credit. For multi-session classes, if you miss a class, you receive no refund. We pay our instructors based on how many students enroll, so you are part of that roll count if you don’t cancel as detailed above.

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