Writing Poetry that Moves with Liz Garton Scanlon & Sean Petrie


3-week Poetry Workshop — 15 students

Time & Date:
Wednesdays, 6:00 — 9:00 pm
January 29th — February 12th

Austin Bat Cave
1210 Rosewood Ave. (map)

Member Price: $206.25*

A limited number of spots in each workshop are reserved for a special scholarship rate. Apply for a scholarship here, and for more information on payment plans, please email emily@austinbatcave.org.

In this foundational poetry-writing workshop, Liz Garton Scanlon and Sean Petrie will guide participants through the process of understanding, generating, and revising poems. Topics to be discussed include an overview of what poetry is and how to draft and re-draft poems, using specific poetic tools, including metaphor, personification, rhyme, line breaks, humor, and more. The workshop will be hands-on and interactive.

*applies to Literary Superstar Membership Level only

This class is open to writers at all levels. 

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About the Instructors:

Liz Garton Scanlon is the author of many beloved books for kids, including the Caldecott Honor book All the World, One Dark BirdKate, Who Tamed the Wind, and Bob, Not Bob, co-authored by her pal Audrey Vernick. She also wrote the middle grade novel The Great Good Summer and has another forthcoming. She serves on the faculty of the Vermont Faculty of Fine Arts and is a frequent and popular presenter at conferences and festivals. Scanlon practices her poetry via a monthly group that thrives on writing prompts and panic. See her work at www.LizGartonScanlon.com

Sean Petrie has written over 10,000 instant poems at events from Maine to Mexico, from The Smithsonian to Willie Nelson’s SXSW festival. He is a founder of Austin’s “Typewriter Rodeo” and co-author of Typewriter Rodeo: Real People, Real Stories, Custom Poems (Andrews McMeel Universal 2018) and author of the poetry collection Listen to the Trees (Documentary Media 2020). He teaches poetry classes for kids and adults, and his poems for Typewriter Rodeo are featured on the weekly NPR radio program, “Texas Standard.” More at:  www.seanpetrie.com

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