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Using Elements of Poetry to Improve Your Prose

February 4 @ 1:00 pm 2:30 pm

In this workshop with author Deborah Jackson Taffa, we’ll discuss how prose narratives can benefit from poetic techniques, how expanding the use of poetic principles—from metaphor to repetition, space, juxtaposition, accrual, lists, and rhyme—can deepen the experience of writing and reading creative nonfiction. What is the lyric essay? How can we use poetic ideals to surprise our readers? This generative class will be a discussion of craft at the line level. We will do writing exercises and create two “after” drafts for you to share with the class and develop when our time together is done.

Registration required. Registration opens Jan. 8, 2024.


Poudre Libraries

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Old Town Library

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Fort Collins, CO 80524 United States
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