Curious about sestinas, a formal poem that can build your literary muscles with repetition, diction, description, and more? Sestinas often fail because writers don't pair the form with the right sized story/idea, so we'll begin with the "rules," brainstorm ideas, and study how a few good sestinas work. The instructor will offer helpful insights and discuss revision. You'll leave with a solid start on your own sestina.
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Melanie Figg is a poet and essayist, currently working on a hybrid memoir. Her award-winning poetry collection, Trace, was named one of the year’s "Best Indie Books" by Kirkus Reviews. She's received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Maryland State Arts Council, and others, and has had work published in dozens of literary journals, including The Iowa Review, Nimrod, The Rumpus, Hippocampus, and the American Journal of Poetry. As a certified professional coach, Melanie offers women’s writing retreats and works remotely with writers on their manuscripts as well as their creative process.