I attended this class in 2001 or 2002 with Ann Spiers and got a completely new respect and understanding for chapbooks. My chapbook was published a couple years after I took this class, and I truly believe that it was accepted because of the info I learned from Ann.
So if you're in the NW (seattle area), I highly recommend this class--
Led by Poet Ann Spiers
Seattle's Hugo House
Bring your Chapbook manuscripts
Thursdays, April 9 to May 14, 7-9 pm
For info, see www.hugohouse.org or phone Hugo House 206-322-7030
Chapbooks: Tuning the Cycle
Chapbooks have evolved beyond being a collection of single poems to being a
gathering of poems that, in concert, create a unified expression. In this
class, each participant's chapbook (6-20 poems) will be critiqued as a way
of exploring what makes chapbooks effective as poem cycles. Participants'
chapbooks will also be reviewed for selection, order and length. Unwritten
poems will be suggested, and some written poems set aside. We will survey
Northwest-produced chapbooks looking at layout, cover art, typeface, paper
Instructor: Ann Spiers
Meets: Thursday, April 09, 2009 - Thursday, May 14, 2009 Thursday, 7:00 PM
to 9:00 PM
Min: 5 Max: 15
Vashon Island writer, Ann Spiers works in the arts and environment. She
leads creative writing seminars and ecological field trips. She has founded
and edited literary journals, produced and hosted radio. Her poetry and
essays are published widely. She graduated from UW with MA in Literature and
Creative Writing. FootHills Publishing recently published her Long Climb
into Grace, a chapbook in its "Poets on Peace Series."
For more info on Ann, see http://www.eskimo.com/~spiers/index.html
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