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Splash Pool

Workshop for beginners. Here new poets and those just beginning to learn poetry can interact with each other and receive light feedback and ideas from each other and from the Moderators/Leaders. Main purpose of workshop is to help the attendees improve their own poetry and helping them with offering critique.

Immersing the Reader Via Imagery Part 2

Description:Exploring the effective use of imagery to draw the reader into the poem

Leader: scribbler
Moderator(s): Mark

Objectives:Learning how to "show" instead of "tell"

Level of expertise: Open to all

Subject matter:Imagery in immersion

Sun, 09/22/2019 to Thu, 10/31/2019

Immersing the reader via imagery (Let's get started)

Description:We are going to explore the effective use of imagery to draw the reader into the poem.We will use both discussion and exercises to do this.

Leader: scribbler
Moderator(s): Mark

Objectives:Learning how to use imagery to "show" instead of "tell".

Level of expertise: Open to all

Subject matter:We will use both member and classic poetry in the shop in order to explore an important use of imagery.

Mon, 09/16/2019 to Thu, 10/31/2019



Sun, 01/06/2019

Implied Imagery SHOP Here we go !

Description:An exploration of phrases and words that convey more meaning than their dictionary definition

Leader: scribbler
Moderator(s): weirdelf

Objectives:To get folks thinking about how the use of certain words and phrases can expand the message conveyed by poetry

Level of expertise: Open to all

Subject matter:Implied imagery and it uses

Fri, 11/16/2018 to Sun, 01/13/2019

The Great, Big, All-Inclusive Critique Workshop

A lot of folks who don't offer critique (who aren't doing so for selfish reasons) don't offer suggestions because they don't feel qualified. They don't have the terminology, the technical skills, the poetic know-how, or the formal education overall.
This workshop is intended to serve the needs of readers and writers who want a foundation for suggesting revisions and giving writing advice.
Mon, 06/18/2018 to Thu, 08/30/2018

Renga 18 (Rain/Raindrops)

Description: Modern Day Renga Poetry

Leader: Barbara Writes
Moderator(s): raj

Objectives: To bring Neopoets together to sharpen their poetic skill, share their poems, and critique Poetry of others. It is a place to interact and co-write Poetry together.

Level of expertise: Open to all

Subject matter: Renga Theme: Rain/Raindrops is to be written in Japanese format. Haiku 5/7/5, senyru 5/7/5, tanka 5/7/5/7/7 and Renga (Eternal string of tanka)

Fri, 06/01/2018 to Sat, 06/30/2018

Basic and Essential Meter

Description: The essentials of meter in four simple exercises.

Leader: weirdelf
Moderator(s):  I would love help from anyone who knows how to parse meter. Any volunteers?

Thu, 04/12/2018 to Tue, 06/12/2018


Description: Help in finishing some poems which are well begun. Each participant will post one unfinished poem. Two other participants will be assigned to complete the poem. All will be accompanied by discussion.

Leader: scribbler
Moderarors(s): sparrow, weirdelf

Objectives: To show authors some ways in which their unfinished poem might be completed.....and hopefully have fun doing so.

Level of expertise: Open to all

Subject matter: Unfinished works

Wed, 03/28/2018 to Thu, 05/10/2018

Description: Short form appeals to a reader's imagination and goes across cultural barriers.

It disciplines the poet and requires the most precise choice of words in the same time leaving a good degree of pleasant ambiguity.

How to use a poetic toolbox – personification, extended metaphor, allusions, alliteration, repetition, rhyme, meter – in short form? Without a doubt it is a difficult question, however, it is well recognized that structure and patterns make a short poem esthetically pleasing.

Sun, 02/11/2018 to Sun, 03/11/2018

Poets of West Africa in English

This workshop is now solely about the works of Wole Soyinka and discussion of them.
Phases 2,3 and 4:
2- Other popular poets past and present in the region.
3- Discussion of trends, influence of politics, accent and grammar issues, and publishing possibilities in the region.
4- Neopoet members from the region offering poems about WA, their specific country, and culture.

Will be run as separate workshops starting early in the near year."


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