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Poetry as Memoir with Barbara Bloom

Class/Workshop, Poetry Reading/Spoken Word

When we think of memoir, we tend to think of prose accounts, but for centuries poets have been telling their life stories through poems. In this workshop, we'll explore how you can write about important moments in your life in poems. We'll look at some examples of memoir poems, and then, through lively and playful writing exercises, begin to craft our own memoirs in verse. Barbara Bloom has an MA in creative writing from San Francisco University and has taught creative writing for over 30 years. One hour lunch break provided.