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Poetry for the People

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email class with Sage Cohen starts March 11

Have you always wanted to write a poem but didn’t know how to begin? Maybe you’re already writing poetry and want to connect with your muse more often or brush up on your poetic prowess? Poetry for the People takes poetry off of its academic pedestal, making it accessible and enjoyable for everyone.

Facilitated by award-winning poet Sage Cohen, Poetry for the People will introduce new ways of expressing yourself in poetry and appreciating the poetry you read. Each week’s lesson will include a mix of:

* Inspiration: sample, published poems that illustrate the topic of the week
* Craft tips: simple instruction about image, sound, rhythm, metaphor, etc.
* Exercises: process and content prompts to get you writing
* Publication ideas: tips about how and where to submit your work for publication

You’ll be inspired (but not required) to write a poem a day!

Get all the details and register here:

Writing The Life Poetic

Amy Stockwell Mercer is a freelance writer living in Charleston, SC with her husband and three sons. An MFA graduate in Creative Writing from Queens University, she writes about art and artist profiles for Charleston Magazine, The City Paper, Charleston Art Mag, and Art Papers. Amy also writes about living with chronic illness, and is finishing a book about women with diabetes for Demos Health. When she needs to get out of her own head, she teaches college students how to write the 5 paragraph essay. You can read more of her writing at her website.

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