Coordinated by published poets Pat Andrus and Christopher R, each workshop focuses on one poet, including the reading of several poems by participants—remember that poetry was originally meant to be heard. After this recitation participants have 15-20 minutes to quietly write their own pieces of writing, inspired by a title, line, or just from soaking in the words heard and read. Anyone who wishes to share any or all of his or her writing, is encouraged to do so!
In this program, one may write in any genre during the free-write period. Who knows if one line from a Sylvia Plath poem might not in fact be a seed for your own short story, autobiographical piece or memoir, or simply a page for your daily journal.