Free PSNH Poetry Workshop: Make Your Strong Poems Stronger

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Sponsored by the Poetry Society of New Hampshire

Featuring John-Michael Albert, 8th Portsmouth Poet Laureate

A strong poem is a memorable poem to the reader. Strength is achievable by practicing the elements of your craft as a poet. Participants in the workshop are requested to bring ten copies each of two, original, half-page poems (or two half-page excerpts from poems), for consideration. We will use our collective resources, our “hive mind,” to practice techniques for making strong poems into stronger poems.

Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020

Time: 12 noon – 3:00 PM, light snacks will be provided

Place: Portsmouth Public Library, 2nd floor McLeod Board Room

Note: Light snacks will be provided; closed-container beverages are welcome

Workshop is limited to 12 participants; E-mail John-Michael.Albert@Comcast.net to reserve a space

John-Michael Albert was the 8th Poet Laureate of Portsmouth, NH. He is an accomplished musician, composer, conductor, and poet, author of 10 volumes of poetry including Cardamom Cravings, The Bird Catcher, The Light and Air of our Work, and Questions You Were Too Polite to Ask. He has hosted and led numerous poetry events in New Hampshire and on Star Island. Albert holds a BA in Music from the University of the South in Sewanee, TN.

This workshop is being co-coordinated by Julie Dickson, PSNH volunteer and Jimmy Pappas, VP of the Poetry Society of New Hampshire.