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SPRING IS IN THE AIR

Description:Any poem about spring

Sponsor(s):Gee and scribbler
Judge(s):anonymous

Objectives:Just to get creative juices flowing and have fun

Subject matter:Spring....either straight forward or metaphorical

How Judged:

Meter... The Workshop.

Description: A workshop concerning basic meter.

Leader: Wesley Snow
Moderator(s): Keith Logan, Jane210660
Sound Tech: weirdelf

Objectives: To aid in explaining basic meter in such a way as it may be used in continued poetry.

Level of expertise: Open to all

Subject matter: Meter vs. Rhythm, the four most common metric structures, exercises to practice what we learn. The importance of meter as the most important poetic structure.

Date: 
Sat, 04/29/2017 to Wed, 05/31/2017

Renga In Spring Greetings (Renga 16)

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: 
Mon, 04/17/2017 to Sun, 04/30/2017

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.

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

Bring In Autumn Renga 15

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, 09/14/2016

Super Quickie Critique

Description: A quick exercise in Critique

Leader: weirdelf (Jess)
Moderator(s): Volunteers please.

Objectives: To practice giving constructive feedback on bad poetry.

Level of expertise: Open to all

Subject matter: This is widely regarded as one of the worst poems of all time. For this workshop simply pretend that it has been posted by a Neopoet member and write a critique.
We will then critique each others critiques.

The Tay Bridge Disaster
by William McGonagall

Date: 
Sun, 09/11/2016 to Tue, 09/27/2016

Description:

Write a Choka poem

http://www.britannica.com/art/choka

One stanza = 5 7 5 7 5 7 7

Judge(s):

JudyAnne

Objectives:

Expand your skill, stretch your boundaries, write outside of your comfort zone.

Subject matter: (must contain all three)

Any season
Any emotion
Any animal
No more than 10 stanza (5 7 5 7 5 7 7)

How Judged:

Adherence to the form and the rules.

Abstract words and abstract poetry

Description:

Leader: eightmenout (Scott)
Moderator(s): Rula

Objectives:
to accentuate abstract words with imagery and to write abstract poetry. We will discuss abstract words along with when and how to use them. We will critique two abstract poems, one good and one not so much. Each participant will offer a rewrite of the "not so good" poem. Then each participant will submit an original abstract poem for review by the workshop.

of expertise: Open to all

Subject matter:

Date: 
Sun, 05/01/2016 to Mon, 05/30/2016

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