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Event by Pat Conroy Literary Center


Wednesday November 17, 2021; 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Zoom.
Limited to 15 participants

In this poetry workshop and discussion, led by poet and editor William Walsh, we will talk about the idea of truth. What is the truth in a poem? Why does the original truth oftentimes warrant a new truth? What is the reality of truth in some poems? We will look at contemporary American poetry and demonstrate how many well-known poems told lies in order to create a better and more believable truth.

Walsh will also demonstrate how aspects of his own poetry needed a new truth in order, a new reality, to form a more universal truth. In addition, we will discuss how poets can lie to discover their own truth.

This interactive writers workshop will be held as an online video conference call through Zoom. Details for joining the video call will be provided to all participating writers after registering.

Website: Facebook Event Page

About our instructor:

William WalshWilliam Walsh is the director of the Reinhardt University undergraduate and graduate creative writing programs. The author of seven books, he has two books forthcoming: The Poet Speaks, a poetry anthology, presents sixty poets discussing the writing process of one of their poems, and Lakewood, his debut novel, will be published by TouchPoint Press.

This program and others like this would not be possible without your financial help for which, as always, Pat Conroy Literary Center gratefully thanks you.

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