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Friday, June 25, 2010

Early Sign Up For Morgantown Poets Poetry Workshop

Authors Tamara Woods and Ted Webb will guide you through strengthening your poetry with powerful, vivid metaphor and show you how to share your writing with the world via cutting-edge social media marketing techniques.

The workshop is a "Poet's Guide to Metaphor & Marketing."

They'll first teach you how to make your poetry sing and then they'll show you how to sell it. There will be small group exercises for writing and for pitching ideas.

The workshop will be Saturday, August 7 from 1-3 p.m. at the Monongalia Arts Center (MAC).

The workshop registration form is LINKED HERE. Download it today, fill it out and mail it in. The postmark deadline for early-bird registration is Friday, July 9. Those, who register early receive a $10 discount on fees. The final mail-in registration date is Friday, July 30.

Seats will fill up fast, and the workshop is limited to the first 40 people registered.

"While being involved in the poetry scene in town, we've had people ask us about poetry workshops and if there is one available," said Woods. "The idea is for the workshop to be compact, but filled with useful knowledge to help the poets to take their work to the next level."

The MAC is located at 107 High Street beside Hotel Morgan.

Following the workshop, the Second Annual Brew Ha-Ha will be held in downtown Morgantown. This one-of-a-kind event brings together comedians, food and beer.

About the authors:

Ted Webb is a co-founding member of Morgantown Poets, a monthly event serving the literary arts community in north-central West Virginia. His poem, "Star Bus" was recently selected for Mountain Line "Poetry on the Move" program. Webb's writing has been published in Appalachian Sand & Gravel, West Virginia Words, Outstretch, Appalachian Crier and Trillium, among other places.

Tamara Woods is also a co-founding member of Morgantown Poets. She has hosted Tha.Speakeasy, a poetry slam open to the community since 2005. She has written for a number of West Virginia newspapers including the Dominion Post and The Wheeling News-Register. She currently blogs for Indyposted.

For registration information or to find out more about the workshop contact Ted Webb at: or call: 304-285-8784