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Make it New (Again): An Introduction to Radical Revision
February 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Do you have a poem that you just can’t get right? Sometimes the best way to get past a creative block is to throw caution to the wind and destroy what you’ve built. Join Straw Dog Writers Guild and author Adam Grabowski on Saturday, February 18 from 10:30am-12:30pm at Lilly Library in Florence, MA for Make it New (Again): An Introduction to Radical Revision.
In this class we’ll look at various forms of radical revision and the ways in which it can liberate you, provide new perspective on your work, and show you that, in the end, poetry is a silly, silly business. “Make it new (again): an introduction to radical revision” will consist of writing exercises, group dialogue, Sylvia Plath, and creative critique. So, bring in your most stubborn poem and let’s see if we can’t have you walking out the door with more answers than questions. Poets are asked to arrive with five, double-spaced copies of their poem, a highlighter, and an open mind. Open to writers of all levels.
There is no registration for this in-person workshop.
Bio: Adam Grabowski is the author of the chapbook Go on Bewilderment (Attack Bear Press, 2020) and the recipient of a Parent-Writer Fellowship from the Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing. He holds an MFA in Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and his poems have appeared in such journals as Ninth Letter, New Ohio Review, OVERSOUND, Sixth Finch, Night Coffee, and elsewhere. Adam lives in Massachusetts where he is the associate managing editor for The Maine Review. Visit Adam at www.adamgrabowskipoetry.com