Material Fee: None
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - OLLI MEMBERSHIP IS NOT REQUIRED TO REGISTER
Many of us are curious about poetry, but afraid to write it; a poetry class can be fun, uplifting, and entertaining. Most importantly, you will feel comfortable and encouraged in a non-judgmental environment. This relaxing day-long workshop will offer exercises that will be both playful and creative. We will engage the five senses with a “food” poem, have fun with a tattoo poem, real or fake. (I bring fake tattoos that go on with water). We’ll write poems on our favorite colors; we’ll write an “ode” with reference to Pablo Neruda’s ode on a watermelon. We will share poems both comic and delightful, by poets Gerald Stern, Natasha Saje, Robert Hass and Billy Collins. Join a warm and supportive group for a day of poetry. Participants should bring pen & paper.
Tina Barr (firstname.lastname@example.org) won teaching awards from Rhodes College and Temple University. She directed the Creative Writing Program at Rhodes College in Memphis before relocating to a cabin in Black Mountain with her husband. She has published 4 poetry collections, all winners of publication awards, including a book of poems and 3 chapbooks. Her poems have been published in The Harvard Review, The Paris Review, Poetry, Notre Dame Review, The Southern Review, and other journals and anthologies. For more information visit her website:www.tinabarr.com