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Wading Pool

The workshop is to support and assist new poets to Neopoet. A place where they can interact with other new members and receive supportive feedback and ideas from the Moderators/Leader. Main purpose of workshop is to help the attendees improve their own poetry and help them with offering critique and navigating the site.

Idle Time Poetry

Write a poem from this Title Prompt: Jealousy

Objectives: Write any style poem from the title prompt. Select the Idle Time Poetry workshop on your submit poem page to send it down the stream. See what fellow neopoet members think of your poem! As a new feature to this series we ask our participants to rate the poems 1 to 3. This rating is not meant to criticize a poet but to see how one can write about said topic . 1 would be good 2. Is would be better 3. would be high praise.

Level of expertise: Open to all

Sun, 07/19/2020

Idle Time Poetry

Title Prompt: Inner War

Objectives: Write any style poem from the title prompt. Select the Idle Time Poetry workshop on your submit poem page to send it down the stream. See what fellow neopoet members think of your poem!

Level of expertise: Open to all

Thu, 07/09/2020


Description:We will be exploring the power of titles in getting a poem read as well as their use in making a poem understood. This will be accomplished by continuous discussions as well as exercises

Leader: scribbler (Stan)
Moderator(s): undetermined

Objectives:Titles are often an afterthought. This shop will hopefully lead folks to giving titles more thought

Level of expertise: Open to all

Subject matter:Titles, their effects and uses

Tue, 05/26/2020 to Tue, 06/30/2020

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

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

Workshop: Modern Day Collaborative Poetry (Renga)

Description: This is a workshop where all Neopoets can collaboratively write, share, critique and sharpen poetic skill. .

Leader: Barbara Writes

Objective: The object of this workshop is to bring Neopoets together to write poetry collaboratively. Bring your creativity and imagination to the only workshop roundtable on the World Wide Web.

Level of expertise: Open to all.

Thu, 07/20/2017 to Sun, 08/12/2018

How To Help With Critique

Objectives: To practice giving constructive feedback.

Level of expertise: Open to all, especially newcomers learning to give constructive feedback.

Subject matter: This is widely regarded as one of the worst poems of all time. For this workshop simply pretend that it a Neopoet member's first poem and write a critique. Keep it reasonably short, we can't all write a thesis on everyone's poems.
We will then critique each others critiques.

Sat, 10/15/2016 to Fri, 12/15/2017

Meter Is Our Friend

Description: A workshop concerning the fundamentals of poetic meter.

Leader: Wesley Snow
Moderator(s): Rula, Judyanne

Objectives: For those who have found meter difficult in the past, this workshop will be a comprehensive attempt at solving the difficulty once and for all.

Level of expertise: Open to all

Subject matter: Poetic meter and its application.

Tue, 03/03/2015 to Fri, 04/03/2015

Workshop: Renga 10 "Birds of a Feather"

Workshop: Renga 10 "Birds of a Feather"

Description: This is a meeting place for all poets on Neopoet to collaboratively write and learn Japanese poetry writing. In this workshop you will learn to write (4) four different Japanese poetry form.

1. Haiku
2. Senyru
3. Tanka
4. Renga

Leader: Barbara Writes

Sun, 08/31/2014 to Sun, 09/14/2014


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