Instructor: Colin Cheney
Date & Time: Saturday, September 29 | 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Location: University of Maine, Farmington
Maximum Attendees: 12
Fee: Member: $50 | Nonmember: $105
Registration Closes: September 20
The revered author Roald Dahl once said “Good writing is essentially rewriting.” Most everyone who has written a poem knows this to be true. This four-hour poetry workshop will consider exactly why this is so, and how to improve the process of rewriting poems with new strategies.
Before the workshop, participants will each submit a poem, as well as up to three questions they have about revising their own work in general (not specific to the poem they have submitted).
During the workshop, the class will examine a suite of revision strategies chosen by the instructor based on the participants’ submitted poems and concerns. The class will then turn toward discussion and workshopping of the participants’ poems with an eye toward possible approaches to revision at the level of language, line, stanza, and feeling.
To create a nurturing and productive workshop environment, techniques and etiquette for constructive critique and supportive feedback will be provided in advance.
+ SUBMIT After registering, participants are asked to submit one poem to be workshopped, as well as up to 3 questions they have about revising their work in general (not specific to the poem they have submitted), by no later than 9:00 AM on September 20. Please email the manuscripts as attachments (Word files are preferred, but PDFs are acceptable) to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “CHENEY WORKSHOP MSS.”
Colin Cheney is the author of Here Be Monsters, a National Poetry Series selection. He has received a Pushcart Prize and a Ruth Lilly Fellowship. His work has appeared in publications such as Poetry, The Kenyon Review, AGNI, American Poetry Review, Gettysburg Review, and Ploughshares. He attended Brown University as an undergraduate and New York University for his MFA. He is creator and co-host of the podcast Poet in Bangkok, and a founding editor of Tongue: A Journal of Writing & Art. He also co-produced the Emmy Nominated documentary film, The City Dark. He is a Visiting Professor at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies at the Maine College of Art.
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The MWPA is proud to offer one full scholarship to this workshop for members-only. Scholarships are awarded on a combination of need and merit. Application Due in the MWPA office on September 17 at 9:00 a.m.
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