Whether it’s poetry meant for publication or poetry meant for a slam competition, there are certain things that set a memorable poem apart. In this workshop, Bethany Neal and Alex Kourvo will be joined by Poet Molly Raynor, who will share tips for researching, writing, and sharing poetry, including how to add unique touches to make your poems stand out.
Molly Raynor has facilitated poetry workshops in prisons, high schools, and teen centers, and traveled the country performing spoken word. Molly co-founded RAW Talent, now the RYSE Center’s Performing Arts Program, which serves youth in Richmond, California. She has published two chapbooks. Molly recently returned to Ann Arbor after 10 years in the Bay Area to replace her mentor, Pioneer English Teacher Jeff Kass, as the Neutral Zone's Literary Arts Program Director.
This is part of the monthly Emerging Writers Workshops, which offer support, learning, and advice for local authors. Each month, two weeks after the workshop, there is a meet-up where the instructors will read samples of your work and offer advice and assistance in a casual, supportive atmosphere.
Do you have a completed manuscript? Bring your work to one of the meet-ups to be in consideration for the library’s new imprint, Fifth Avenue Press. fifthavenue.press.