April 12, 2021
Join 9 Bridges Members and guests for an online open mic session to mark National Poetry Month
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Instead of “time limits,” we’ll go one at a time and repeat that cycle of poetry for as long as we can.
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This month’s seminar will focus on Poetry as April is national poetry month.
Vargus Pike, published poet extraordinaire and 9 Bridges Board Chairman, will be leading a workshop on poetry. Whether you are interested in trying your hand at writing poetry or simply want to understand the medium better so you can feel more comfortable analyzing and critiquing, Vargus will give you the tools you need. The goal of this month’s seminar is to learn the basics of analyzing poems by the process of close reading with a goal towards developing a greater mindfulness of process and meaning when reading other’s works or writing your own. Breaking down a poem using various strategies informs your own construction. Vargus will be going over basic concepts such as Rhythm, meter, tonality and structure.
The workshop starts promptly at 5:45 PM at First Christian Church, Downtown Portland
For more information and to RSVP, please visit our Meetup page. As always, the workshop is free (although donations are always welcome to help cover our rent at FCC.)