Sestinas!

with Melanie Figg

Genres: Poetry

Online

Intermediate

1 Session

Start Date: December 2, 2023
End Date: December 2, 2023
Day of Week: Saturday
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
Member Price: $81.00
General Price: $90.00

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.

Registration dates: 

August 7: Scholarship Donation Day

August 8: Member registration opens at 10:30 am

August 15: General registration opens at 10:30 am

August 21: Last day of Early Bird pricing

Melanie Figg

Melanie Figg

she/her

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.

Website: melaniefigg.net

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