There is so much pleasure in poetry. Yes, there’s heartache, and mystery, and play, and drama, but there’s pure pleasure in the writing, the reading, and the sharing. Honestly, there’s just pleasure in joining the company of poets. This session is for those who are interested writing or sharing your poetry but you’re not quite sure. What will a workshop be like? What will others think? Will I belong? “Beginning with Poetry” is your opportunity and now is your time. Although the session is available to all, we will always be mindful of writers who haven’t been in a workshop or haven’t been for a long time. For inspiration and edification, we’ll read marvelous poems from a range of established writers, generate some of our own work, and share. Expect not only a lot of fun, expect the doors of the House of Poetry to open and welcome you inside. | Maximum: 14 writers
NOTE ABOUT IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS: We are excited to welcome the Attic community back to in-person and on-site workshops and programs. Our goal is to do so in a manner that reduces the risk and spread of COVID-19. To determine if we are able to run this workshop in person on its start-date, we follow CDC, state of Oregon, Multnomah County, and city of Portland public health guidelines. Proof of vaccination and face-coverings are required for faculty and students to attend all Attic Institute workshops, programs, and events in person. If it's determined that it is unsafe to host this workshop in person, we will shift to Zoom.