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Dive into Poetry: Magnificent Teenagers

21 July @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Join our enjoyable small group, reading and writing poetry together.

In the first hour of these workshops, we’ll discuss an inspiring batch of poems sent to  you a few days beforehand. We’ll explore the poems and poetic techniques with expert guidance. These discussions in themselves are rich and life-enhancing.

Then, after a short break, we’ll write together inspired by the poems and share some of our writing. Expect plenty of inspiration and ideas for your writing.

This workshop is for all levels, including those relatively new to reading and writing poetry.

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Theme:  Magnificent Teenagers

Adolescence is magical, awkward, rebellious, self-conscious, outspoken, disjunctive, freeing, an  in-between time like no other in our lives. It’s a time for forming and understanding the self.

Teenagers are risk-taking or withdrawn, wise or naïve, perhaps all at once, as the body and mind changes.  We find our way with new kinds of relationships, explore our identity and question our place in the world. Teenagers try new things, test boundaries, yearn for independence,  join social gangs, excel or flunk out in unexpected ways. We wonder what we are good at and what we will become, and we look for role models.  Reclaim, indulge, befriend and write about teenagers!

Teenagers also welcome, of course.


21 July
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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