Houston Poet Laureate Hosts Free August Writing Workshops

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August 6, 2013 by WITS Editor

Gwen ZepedaHouston Poet Laureate Gwendolyn Zepeda will offer a series of free poetry workshops at the Houston Public Library Central Branch starting on August 7th. Here is a description of the weekly sessions from the HPL site:
Houston’s first Poet Laureate, Gwendolyn Zepeda, will conduct a series of two-hour workshops for poetry beginners ages 13 and up. Each workshop will consist of selected readings and then several writing exercises. The sessions are designed to enable even the least experienced writers to complete more than one original poem. The workshops will be focused as follows:
What Should I Write? Exercises to Generate Ideas
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 | 6 – 8 PM
Setting the Mood: Exercises in Tone
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 | 6 – 8 PM
Making It Flow: Exercises in Rhythm
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 | 6 – 8 PM
Pro Tools: Working with Forms
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 | 6 – 8 PM
Location: Central Library | 500 McKinney St. | Houston, TX 77002

Cost: FREEhpl logo red
For more information, check out the Houston Public Library website.

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