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"Let Me Count the Ways". An Introduction to the Love Poem. (4 weeks on Thursday evenings, $195)

  • Oficio 136 Brookline Avenue, Suite 2A Boston, MA 02155 USA (map)
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"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."

-Robert Frost

Everyone has read, or maybe written, a love poem. This 4-week class meeting on Thursday evenings will explore poetry through a lense of love; romantic or otherwise. We’ll look at Shakespeare’s sonnets, other classics, and some modern examples and use these forms as inspiration for our own writing. We’ll go over basic poetic form, additional craft elements, and there will be a writing prompt or two each class. We will share and discuss each other’s pieces, providing feedback so each student confidently ends the class with a finished product to give to a loved one or keep for themself.

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Meet the Instructor

Konner Jebb graduated with his MFA in both Poetry and Pedagogy from the Solstice MFA Program of Pine Manor College. He is an LGBT advocate, poet, and teacher. He has spoken on literary panels, been a featured poet, and writing contest judge at Arisia and other local conventions. Find his work currently and forthcoming in Strange Horizons, Trans Cafe, Poetry2Go, and the Lily Poetry Review.

CLASS SCHEDULE

Thursday, January 10, 2019 / 6:30pm-8:30pm @ Oficio 136 Brookline Ave.
Thursday, January 17, 2019 / 6:30pm-8:30pm @ Oficio 136 Brookline Ave.
Thursday, January 24, 2019 / 6:30pm-8:30pm @ Oficio 136 Brookline Ave.
Thursday, January 31, 2019 / 6:30pm-8:30pm @ Oficio 136 Brookline Ave.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO BRING

Just yourself! We will provide each student with a notebook and pen for any class notes or to write your poetry. Students are welcome to bring laptops as well, though it is not required.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

This is an introductory class and no previous experience is required.

CLASS FEES

This class is $195 per student. There is a maximum of 8 students per class.