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Titling/Beginning Poems [Adult Workshop]
952 Alexander Rd.
Princeton Jct., NJ 08550
Room Number: Loft
Teaching Artist: Anna Evans
Saturday, April 14, 12:30-2:30pm
Members: $36 | Regular: $40
Register by April 12
Poets scrutinize their word choices and line breaks intensely, but often the poem title is a mere placeholder slapped on as an afterthought, or even worse, poems go "Untitled." In this workshop, Anna Evans will share various strategies for choosing unique and compelling titles, and will also investigate the dynamics between the title and the crucial first few lines of a poem. Participants should bring 12 copies of a poem of their own for which they seek feedback, especially the perfect title/opening.
Please join us after the workshop at 3:00pm for a special reading by Anna Evans from her new book, "Under Dark Waters: Surviving the Titanic." In this journey of poems, Anna fuses the historical voyage of the doomed luxury ship with the personal (her mother's fatal illness). An open reading will follow.
Special thanks to Stan Raatz for his generous support in sponsoring this event.
About the Teaching Artist: Anna Evans gained her Master of Fine Arts from Bennington College. Her poems have appeared in the Harvard Review, The Atlanta Review, Rattle and 32 Poems. She has been nominated five times for a Pushcart Prize and was a finalist for both the 2005 and 2007 Howard Nemerov sonnet award, and for the 2007 Willis Barnstone Translation Award. Anna is also the Editor of The Raintown Review and of the formal poetry e-zine Barefoot Muse.
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