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What is the subject matter you haven’t claimed? Writing persona poems extends our range of subjects and allows us to approach difficult material and subject matter through voices both fictional and historical, not to mention through the voices of animals, birds, and wind. In this workshop we will use some of the techniques of character development to invent fictional personas that we will turn into poems. We will travel through time and place and into the bodies of animals. We will read persona poems by Patricia Smith, Natasha Tretheway, Carol Anne Duffy, Margaret Atwood, Charles Simic, Sylvia Plath and others. We will write and share poems that explore many perspectives and voices.

Place: Rockvale Writers' Colony, 6994 Giles Hill Road, College Grove, TN
Time and Date: 4:00 p.m. Friday, May 5 to 11:00 a.m. Sunday, May 7, 2023
Cost: $450.00 (tax included) $100 non-refundable deposit is due upon registration. Balance is due by April 7, 2023.
Includes: 2 nights in a private bedroom/bathroom suite, access to RWC common areas, gardens, and hiking trails, 5 meals with wine at dinner, 5 workshops, community with other writers.

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