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Tuesday, December 12, 6:00-7:30 p.m. EDT
Cost: $45
Limited to 15 participants (A minimum of five participants is needed for this workshop.)
Venue: Pat Conroy Literary Center | 601 Bladen St Beaufort, SC 29902

Have you ever struggled with the shape and form of your poem? Or, simply wondered what form best fit the experience you wanted to express? Whether your poem is inspired by the “heat of feeling” or you must invite the muse to your poem, the interplay between form and content is important to your creative process. In this generative workshop, we will draw on guidance from poets Denise Levertov and Mary Oliver, as we explore different containers for our experiences. We will move from organic form through free verse to formal patterns, such as the cinquain and rondeau, to see our experiences take shape in new ways.

Who should attend this workshop? Those who love language and long to express their experiences in words. Any level can take away some tips for the process of hearing and expressing what Levertov calls our “constellations of experience.”

Tuesday, December 12, 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Pat Conroy Literary Center. Limited to 15 participants. (A minimum of five participants is needed for this workshop.) $45/person.

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About our instructor:

Jacquelyn MarkhamDr. Jacquelyn Markham has been writing, teaching, and publishing poetry for over three decades. She earned a Master’s degree and a Ph.D. in Creative Writing with a focus on poetry from Florida State University. Her recent chapbook, Rainbow Warrior (Finishing Line Press, 2023), adds to her many publications in literary journals, magazines, and anthologies, including Archive: South Carolina Poetry Since 2005, Adrienne Rich: A Tribute Anthology, Lullwater Review, Hawaii Pacific Review, The High Window, Woman and Earth, among others. A recipient of numerous grants and awards for literary merit, she has also published The Complete Poetry of Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1884-1935) for which she was awarded the Adele Mellen Prize for distinguished contribution to scholarship.

Dr. Markham has taught writing for universities throughout the southeast as well as in community settings. Currently, she mentors poets and writers while living and writing near the coast of South Carolina.

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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