This is just a little announcement that I will be teaching an online poetry workshop starting this Monday (April 6th, 2015) through The Rooster Moans, an online poetry cooperative that offers affordable, high quality and professionally-run workshops (www.poetrycoop.com). Writers of all levels are welcome. This will be a month-long, intensive workshop focused on poetry influenced by the world of film and and only one seat remains open! Weekly prompts and lectures will be posted and many opportunities will be provided to flex those poetic muscles.
You need not be a film expert to discover how the world of the movies can become a rich source for poetry making of all different kinds. We will discuss how the atmosphere of film—that unique mingling of sound, photography, writing and acting—creates an especially apt springboard for poems. Workshop participants will explore the difference between writing “about” the movies (their plot and characters) and writing “from” the world of the movies (letting a film’s atmosphere feed the imagery, texture, “logic” and sound-play in a poem). A range of film genres will be sampled and explored so as to encourage participants to engage with film-watching and their poetry writing in new and stimulating ways. Detailed feedback will be offered on all the poems participants write. Feel free to check out this workshop yourself through the link that follows or to share this information with anyone who you feel may be interested: Poetry and Film Workshop