In this six-week class for writers of fiction, memoir, or poetry, we will explore the prose poem - digging into the history, discussing how the prose poem has been defined and redefined, and playing with the possibilities presented by this form. We will look into what differentiates the prose poem from flash fiction/memoir and play around with the "hermit crab" form. We will read poets who have worked in this form, such as Gertrude Stein, Czeslaw Milosz, and Amy Lowell as well as more contemporary work. Participants can expect to generate a series of new poems and will workshop them individually or as a collection.
wRITING THE PROSE POEM
Instructor: Jill Moffett
Dates: Begins Saturday, March 18, and runs every Saturday for six weeks
Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Cost: $349 for new students, $319 for returning students
Level: Beginner and above
Location: Flyleaf Books, 752 MLK Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill
The Redbud Writing Project is the Research Triangle’s only adult education writing school, serving Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and beyond. Founded by two North Carolina State University MFA graduates, the Redbud Writing Project offers six-week courses online, at bookstores and community spaces around the Triangle, and at our headquarters at 719 N. Person Street in Raleigh. Our course topics range from short story, novel, and memoir writing, to workshopping and revising, to publishing and submitting. We also offer manuscript consultations and one-off seminars. We welcome beginners who are looking to try out a new creative pursuit, advanced writers looking to further hone their craft or embark on a specific project, and everyone in between!