Tamara Woods will be appearing on this Friday's WV Writers Podcast to speak about this workshop. Check it out at Podcast.WVWriters.org.
Quick Reminder: Be sure to get your poetry workshop registration form in the mail, postmarked by this Friday (July 30), and receive a $5 discount off the "Day Of" registration. The workshop will take place the following week, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7 at the Monongalia Arts Center (see all info. below).
Don't forget, we're also now offering a STUDENT DISCOUNT and BRING A FRIEND (OR FRIENDS). ALL STUDENTS FROM ANY SCHOOL, EITHER COLLEGE (UNDERGRAD OR GRAD) OR HIGH SCHOOL, MAY REGISTER AT A REDUCED AMOUNT ALL THE WAY UP TO THE DAY-OF REGISTRATION. ALL STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE THE $10 DISCOUNT OFF THE REGULAR DAY-OF REGISTRATION.
ALSO, IF YOU BRING A FRIEND (OR FRIENDS), WE WILL LET YOUR FRIEND REGISTER UNDER THE SAME REGISTRATION TERMS YOU REGISTERED UNDER (YOUR FRIENDS CAN GET THE SAME DISCOUNT YOU RECEIVED), ALL THE WAY UP TO DAY-OF REGISTRATION (THOUGH WE PREFER THEY MAIL IN THEIR REGISTRATION BY THE FINAL MAIL-IN DATE FRIDAY, JULY 30 SO WE KNOW WHO'S ATTENDING AND CAN MAKE SURE THEY HAVE A SEAT.) JUST HAVE YOUR FRIEND LET US KNOW YOU RECOMMENDED THEY COME OR THEY'RE ATTENDING THE WORKSHOP WITH YOU.
We're extending these offers to encourage carpooling and help out students and the folks who register before the final mail-in deadline who want to bring friends. This is a perfect opportunity to gain new skills, meet new people, and feel inspired/motivated to keep writing your best work!
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 final mail-in registration date is Friday, July 30. At the door registration will be taken if there are seats still available.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 304-285-8784