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Poetry for Beginners with Jonathan Fletcher

April 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST


Thursdays, April 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2024, 6:30-8:30pm CST, In person at Gemini Ink
Instructor: Jonathan Fletcher
Nonmember: $135; Member: $115; Student/Educator/Mil $75




CLASS FULL. To have your name added to the waitlist, email joshua@geminiink.org. 

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at poetry but didn’t know where to start? Or are you a newbie poet who’s ready to learn more about the genre? If so, this National Poetry Month workshop is for you! 

In this four-week class, we will review the history of poetry, study contemporary poets and their craft, and review different poetic forms, including prose, lists, lyrical and narrative, and more. Using these texts and forms for inspiration, we will write and give poetic form to our own experiences and dreams. Participants will receive light feedback and resources to keep them writing. 

This course is open to beginning poets or anyone who wants to try poetry for the first time, 18+.

Students will leave this class with:

  • Knowledge of contemporary poetry and craft tools
  • Drafts of work generated from class readings, discussions, and prompts
  • Resources and materials to further their own study and poetic work

Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Jonathan Fletcher holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (Poetry) from Columbia University School of the Arts.  He has been published in The Adroit Journal, Arts Alive San Antonio, FlowerSong Press, riverSedge, and The Thing Itself. He has served as a Columbia Artist/Teacher for iHOPE, a specialized school for students with traumatic brain injury, as well as a poetry editor for Exchange, Columbia’s literary magazine forincarcerated writers and artists. Currently, he serves as a Zoeglossia Fellow.

Parking at Gemini Ink
Gemini Ink offers free parking along the back wall of our downtown offices. Please access this parking lot from Augusta St and first park in any of the 12 spots along the back wall. Only when these 12 spots are full do we ask that you park elsewhere in our lot. We now rent our offices from UTSA and are collaborating with them to create a secure and accessible parking lot for our community of writers and readers.


April 4
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST
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