Spring Poetry Workshop
With Poet KC Trommer
This class is open to those who are just beginning to write poetry and to more established writers interested in working with other writers in a small workshop setting.
Together we will explore the individual voices of the poets in the class as well as the craft of writing—the technical skills a writer employs when composing—and the art of writing, in which a writer brings his or her unique vision to a poem.
We will work as a group to train our ears, eyes, and understanding to record the delights of the world as we experience it. In addition to reading and workshopping each other’s poems, we will also do close readings of poems both formal and innovative.
Saturday, March 30 in Jackson Heights from 12:00-3:00
$50 – One 3 hour workshop
The workshop will take place in Jackson Heights, near the 74th Street Broadway stop on the 7, E, M, F, R lines.
Manuscript submission required – limit 5 students
To submit, please send a brief writing sample by March 16 to KC at kctrommer(at)gmail(dot)com.
About KC Trommer
KC Trommer’s poems have appeared in AGNI, The Antioch Review, Coconut, MARGIE, Octopus, The Sycamore Review and other journals. A graduate of the MFA program at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, KC has been the recipient of an Academy of American Poets prize, as well as fellowships from the Table 4 Foundation, the Maine Summer Arts Program, the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Prague Summer Program. She lives in Queens with her family. For more information, please visit www.kctrommer.com.
“KC Trommer is a vibrant and insightful poetry-writing teacher. In fact, she helps resuscitate the poetry workshop model from its tired, academic slice-and-dice fest to a more open-ended and inspiring inquiry. Be prepared for a hearty and heartening mix of humor, encouragement and serious-minded devotion to your poems.”
“KC is incisive, constructive, and inspirational.”
“I highly recommend KC’s workshop. The small class size (5, compared with 12+ in other workshops) ensures ample time for each person and each poem. KC is full of energy and keeps the class moving, whether we’re looking at our own work, trying a writing exercise, or examining the work of an established poet.”