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Three classic poetic forms.

Description: Three small poem structures to be taught beginning with Terza Rima for seven days.

Leader: wesley
Moderator(s): Rula

Objectives: To introduce three small and uncommon classical forms.

Level of expertise: Open to all

Subject matter: In this opening workshop we will talk about and attempt to write a Terza Rima.

Date: 
Thu, 01/14/2016 to Thu, 01/21/2016

Workshop: Collaborative Poetry Writing (Renga)

Description: This is a meeting place for all poets on Neopoet to read, learn and write collaboratively poetry. In this workshop you will learn to write (4) four forms of Japanese poetry.
Poets would also come together and co write any poem of their choosing.

1. Haiku three lines of poetry written with 5/7/5 syllables
2. Senyru three lines of poetry written with 5/7/5 syllables
3. Tanka five lines of poetry written with 5/7/5/7/7 syllables
4. Renga a string of tanka poems from two or more poets.

Date: 
Wed, 03/23/2016

The Winter Season

Description: Write a poem about winter and how the season either affects people or can be compared to a stage in life

Sponsor(s):scribbler
Judge(s):tba

Objectives: Encourage the use of metaphors and tying a season to humans

Subject matter:see above

How Judged:

NOTE - this contest was closed by administrators on 5/3/2017. We are waiting on the sponsor to update this contest and select the winning entry.

Description: To help participants use all features of text editing and advanced formatting for poetry. Recording sound. Anything else you would like to ask about.

Leader: weirdelf (Jess)

Level of expertise: Open to all

Subject matter: This will be a highly proactive workshop. Each participant will let me know what you need information about and I will answer directly, refer you to one of the excellent tutorials on YouTube or arrange a time to meet in chat or via Skype to guide you through complex issues.

Date: 
Tue, 11/10/2015

THANKS

Description:simple, a poem about what you are thankful for

Sponsor(s):scribbler
Judge(s):TBA

Objectives:any style

Subject matter:any length

How Judged:

Storytelling in Verse (sempiternal): The Ballade

Description: To write a Ballade

Leader: Wesley
Moderator(s): Alid

Objectives: To explore a classical form and produce one.

Level of expertise: Open to all

Subject matter: The ballade is the hardest form I know. The shop will study and try to write a 14th century example.

Date: 
Sun, 11/01/2015 to Thu, 12/31/2015

The Minnow’s Shop (Beginner’s Workshop)

Description:

Leader: Wesley
Moderator(s): Rula

Objectives: To explore rudimentary poetic concepts in and entertaining way.

Level of expertise: Open to all

Subject matter: Basic poetry meter and rhyme schemes. The use of a poetic form.

Date: 
Fri, 10/16/2015 to Fri, 10/23/2015

DAY or NIGHT

Description:Exploring traditional rhyming poetry

Sponsor(s):scribbler
Judge(s):TBA

Objectives: To practice traditional rhyming poetry or to try it, for those who dwell in free verse

Subject matter:Subject is favorite time of day or night. Must have four lines per stanza and at least every other line must rhyme . e.g.. lines 1 and 3 or lines 2 and four. Almost any rhyme pattern accepted

How Judged:

Month Of Change

Description:September is the month on which summer and autumn hinge. So lets see some poetry dealing with this change. Can be simple pastoral or could even equate the change in seasons to the change in life's stages. Please limit to 8 stanzas or less to make judging easier. Can be free verse or western classic

Sponsor(s):scribbler
Judge(s):TBA

Objectives:Let's get ready for Autumn

Subject matter: The change from summer to autumn

How Judged:

Hiding emotions in metaphors

Description:learning how to describe emotions through the use of metaphors,short discussion exercises(short)at least five poems will be written,comparison charts for use in the poem section of workshop

Leader: china blue
Moderator(s): Rula

Objectives:stated above

Level of expertise: Open to all

Subject matter:
emotions and metaphors

Date: 
Fri, 09/11/2015 to Wed, 09/30/2015

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