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Workshop Series 

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by
the ones you did do.  So throw off the bowlines.  Sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the
trade winds in your sails.  Explore.  Dream.  Discover. "    ~ Mark Twain


Listen to the language of the soul: let your writing be enlightened and inspired.    

Our stimulating small group sessions empower you with feedback                      
Free your creative spirit. Find your true voice.                                                

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ransform what and how you write.                                                               



                                                                     Poetry Workshops


Our workshops are a great way to rev up your creative juices and enjoy some poetic talk and camaraderie with others who share the love of poetry, literature and writing. Meetings are held monthly on weekends in Cranston RI.  Our members provide supportive feedback and constructive critiques. Strong emphasis is on generating new work. Writers who are serious about developing their craft and are committed to attending regularly are invited to apply. Members are asked to actively participate in meetings by giving and receiving objective critiques of poems in progress.  

Meetings are free. 
Workshop size is limited. 

To inquire about openings, please submit your name, email, a brief bio (including other workshops you may have attended), and a sample of 5 poems.  Email info@thepoetryloft.org 
We will get back to you as soon as an opening is available
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                                                            Writing Prompts                                                                                       
                                                   Windows to the Imagination                                                                

 

1. Write a Terza Rima:   A rhyming verse stanza form poem consisting of a three
      line  
rhyme  interlocking scheme invented by Dante for his long peon, The Divine Comedy.
      Three line stanzas in pattern a-b-a, b-c-b, c-d-c, d-e-d, (e or e-e  last line).
      There is no limit to the number of stanzas.  
    * Noted examples: Acquainted with the Night, by Robert Frost; Terza Rima by Richard Wilbur


2. This Month's Blitz:  Try a 5 minute blitz exercise to jump start your writing -    
     
Incorporate all or some of these words into the uncensored beginnings of a new poem:
                                                 crawl, epithelial, afghan, whoosh
     
Let your poetic meanderings surprise you and take you to unexpected places.
     No  editing allowed. 
  
     Spontaneity sparks imagination.  Be sure to stop in 5 minutes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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