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Shaking Loose / Shaping Up: Helping Poems Happen & Finding their Form

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Words Matter Series

Master Class with Ellen Doré Watson
Intermediate Level
Class Size: 10 participants

During this intensive one-day poetry workshop, you will be given strategies to banish your interior editor and to follow your ear and your impulses. We’ll explore shape and wordplay as paths to composition and revision, and we’ll talk about how to follow the poem where it wants to go, as opposed to fleshing out preconceptions. The goal is to develop tools both to shake poems loose and to re-imagine works-in-progress.

  • Participants must submit a 5-7 page sample of original poems to have critiqued (a sampling of both in-progress and finished work and each labeled as such) to be workshopped in class. 
  • Deadline to submit the poems is Monday, October 8th.
  • Submit your poems at http://bit.ly/2MUxPUz

A boxed lunch is included.


Ellen Doré Watson’s fifth collection, pray me stay eager, was released this year from Alice James, which also published We Live in Bodies and Ladder Music, winner of the New England/New York Award. Her poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Tin House, Orion, Gulf Coast, and The New Yorker.

Join Us for an Evening with Award-Winning Poet and Translator Ellen Dore Watson
Fri, Oct 12, 2018, 6:30-8:30pm at Trinity University Holt Center.
Free and Open to the Public.


October 13
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Trinity University Holt Center
106 Oakmont Court
San Antonio , TX 78212 United States
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Alexandra van de Kamp