Celebrate National Poetry Month!

Jennifer Freed

Jennifer Freed

Writers Workshop & Poetry Reading with Jennifer Freed will be held on Saturday, April 25th, 2015 at Booklovers’ Gourmet, 55 East Main Street, Webster. To sign up call 508-949-6232.

Come celebrate national poetry month, and improve your own writing as well! This workshop will take place in a supportive atmosphere. No special knowledge necessary – beginning writers are welcome and encouraged.

Economy of Language Workshop 1-3 PM, Cost: $25 per person

Writers and editors use the phrase “economy of language,” but what does it mean, and how can your writing benefit from it?  The techniques of poetry can help you strengthen you writing whether or not you ultimately choose to write poems. We’ll start by discussing short but powerful narrative poems, as well as a short excerpt from fiction, and consider what the writers didn’t say, and how the absent information still speaks with a loud voice. Then, we’ll work on our own writing, using the insights gained from our discussion. If you want, bring some work you’ve already written and try revising it based on what you’ve learned. Or try writing something new. We’ll end by sharing our ideas, with the option to read aloud from our drafts in a supportive atmosphere.

Poetry Reading with Jennifer Freed: 3:30 PM, Free. Signed books will be available for purchase.

Jennifer Freed, a teacher and writer living in Holden, MA, has poems published or forthcoming in various literary and medical journals. Her poetry chapbook manuscript, These Hands Still Holding, was a finalist in the 2013 New Women’s Voices Chapbook Competition. Ms. Freed has been a featured reader at Worcester poetry venues such as Street Beat and the Fourth Saturday Poetry Series at Barnes and Noble, and has many years of classroom teaching experience, both in Adult Education and with elementary school kids. You can read her work and learn more about her at

 

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