Poetry Basics Workshop With Rex Weiner

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Free online workshop presented by the Elysian Valley Arts Collective and taught by renowned author, journalist, editor Rex Weiner with special guest poet, author, educator Shonda Buchanan.

Her recent book “Black Indian-A Memoir” explores her family’s legacy of being African American with American Indian roots and how they dealt with societal ostracization and the consequences of their dual inheritance. NPR has named her book a “must read” of recent Black American literature. As an educator, she has taught Creative Writing, Composition and Critical Theory at Loyola Marymount University, Hampton University and William & Mary College for the past eighteen years. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of Beyond Baroque - Literary | Arts Center. For additional info and complete bio: http://www.shondabuchanan.com

Rex Weiner: Rex is an investigative journalist writing for publications in the US and Europe. He's the author of the rock 'n' roll crime noir series "The Adventures of Ford Fairlane" and he's also an editor, stage/screen writer. Rex is a co-founder and executive director of the Todos Santos Writers Workshop and serves on the Board of Trustees for Beyond Baroque Literary | Arts Center. More about Rex: http://www.rexweiner.com

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Curious to explore the world of poetry? Have ideas in your head and want to get them out and on to the page? Join Rex Weiner—Editor, Journalist, and Board of Trustee member of Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center—for a free online workshop and find out more.

This 1 hour workshop will cover:

What are the different kinds of poetry?
Structure and Form
Rhythm and Meter
What makes a poem work?
Sign up for suggested reading list

The workshop is free, online and all ages are welcome. Great for kids, teens - all budding young writers. For more info and signs ups, go to: http://www.evartscollective.com/classes-2




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