How do YOU go about writing a poem? Would you like to explore other ways of approaching poetry? Join Anna Quon for a Zoom poetry lab to locate your "muse" in unexpected ways and places, and explore how to cultivate "inspiration".
This workshop is intended for beginner or emerging poets.
PRE-HOMEWORK: write a poem or select one you have written before and reflect on how you wrote it to share with the group. Where did you start? How did you decide the form it would take, the poetic devices you would use? And what did you do with it once you finished the first draft? Share your poem and reflections with the group and try your hand at approaching writing a poem from a different angle, path or point than you are used to. It's not math or science but it IS an experiment!
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Anna Quon is a Halifax poet and novelist who loves beauty and loves to think and talk about it with other people who care. She has a B.A. in English literature from Dalhousie University. Anna has created several short films featuring her poems, including Missing Women, which won the audience favourite award in the short shorts category at the 2017 Parrsboro Film Festival. Invisible Publishing released her first two novels, Migration Songs and Low, in 2009 and 2013, respectively. She has self-published a number of chapbooks, and her first traditionally published chapbook is forthcoming.