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Fireside Poetry Series with Phillip Sterling: Whose Line Break is it, Anyway?

Sunday, March 01, 2015

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters

758 Wealthy St SE
Grand Rapids MI 49503

We are pleased to offer the third in our Fireside Poetry Series, a poetry workshop led by Phillip Sterling, which will examine how line breaks can impact your work.  In his words, "When we aren’t counting syllables or reaching for rhyme, what are we doing?  This workshop will explore different ways that contemporary poets have utilized line breaks (or enjambment) for rhythmic or emphatic purposes.  We / will practice (we will / practice) / different alter- / natives."

This workshop is limited to 12 participants.  The fee is $40 and you may sign up online through our Registration button, on the event page of our website, or via our "Donate" button on our Membership page; please note for which workshop you are registering in the "Message to Seller" field. You may also send a check to Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters, 758 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI  49503; or feel free to stop into our Writer's Hub Tuesday through Friday between 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. to pay in person.  This workshop will be here at GLCL; there is parking in our lot, which is the second driveway behind our building, off of Eastern.  There's also a public lot just a block west of here.  Please contact us at [email protected] for more info.

 Phillip Sterling's most recent book is In Which Brief Stories Are Told, a collection of short fiction (published by Wayne State University Press).  He is also the author of the poetry collection Mutual Shores and three chapbook-length series of poems (Significant Others, Quatrains, and Abeyance). Among his awards are an NEA Fellowship, two Fulbright Lectureships, and a P.E.N. Syndicated Fiction Award. During August 2014, he served as artist-in-residence on Isle Royale, as part of the National Park Service residency program.

Event Type: Arts-Entertainment 



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