Instructor: Rachel Contreni Flynn
Date & Time: Saturday, November 11 | 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Location: Belfast Free Library
Level: Open
Maximum Attendees: 12 FULL / WAIT LIST
Fee: MWPA Member $45 | Nonmember $100
Registration Closes: November 2


Working with metaphors and other tropes can create invigorating, surprising, and enriching effects in poems, but figures of thought can also be cantankerous creatures that bedevil a poet’s work!

In this workshop, participants will explore all manner of tropes and dig for truly fresh, apt metaphors. Through reading work by a diverse group of contemporary poets, attendees will investigate how figures expand meaning across time and create compelling associative leaps among subjects

Attendees will learn about and experiment with the essential structure of tropes, and through brief workshopping each other’s poems, discover that ineffable psychic tingle of tropes-well-turned.

+ SUBMIT After registering, participants are asked to submit one poem, to be briefly workshopped, by no later than 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 2. Please email the manuscript as an attachment (Word files are preferred, but PDFs are also acceptable) to perry@mainewriters.org with the subject line: “FLYNN WORKSHOP MSS.”

+ PLEASE NOTE A week prior to the workshop, participants will receive a packet of readings.


Rachel Contreni Flynn is the author of two award-winning full-length poetry collections, Ice, Mouth, Song (Tupelo Press 2005) and Tongue (Red Hen Press 2010) as well as a chapbook, Haywire (Bright Hill Press 2009). In 2015 she won a Maine Literary Award, and she has also been honored with a Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and two grants from the Illinois Arts Commission. Rachel is the co-editor of Beloit Poetry Journal, and has taught creative writing at Northwestern University and Colby College.


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THE MAGIC OF METAPHOR




SCHOLARSHIP
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 October 30 at 9:00 a.m.
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