All Levels Pre-conference

Worries of the Poet, Tools of the Essayist: Crafting the Lyric Essay (Pre-Conference Workshop C) – req. separate reg.

Commonwealth 4 September 8, 2017 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Randon Billings Noble
Marshall Warfield

Join poet Marshall Warfield and essayist Randon Billings Noble for a workshop that looks at the intersection of poetry and lyric essay.  The first half of this workshop will be devoted to the discussion and creation of a lyric essay though reading short examples and writing from a variety of prompts. The second half will focus on six “considerations” poets face and how they can become tools to create, shape, and polish an essay.  Attendees will see how making wise choices about the balance of a line, doubt, the heat of a metaphor, meter, punctuation, and white space can make a lyric essay stronger.  Time will be given for experimentation and revision, and attendees will leave this workshop with a strong start of a lyric essay.

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This session welcomes essayists at all levels of experience.


Note: Pre-conference workshops are an optional add-on ($50) for registered conference attendees; you may add one when you register, or you may also add one later, but, remember, space for these intensive learning opportunities is limited. Workshops may not be taken independent of the conference. 

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