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Date:
September 17, 2020
Time:
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location:
Online via Zoom
Address:
Hingham, MA 02043
Contact:
Reference Department: 781-741-1405 x1404
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Exploring Poetic Choices: six ways to hone your art

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Join Merryn Rutledge for this 6-session exploration of the craft of poetry. Each class offers participants a heightened awareness of choices in their writing, and a greater appreciation of poems by the likes of Rumi, Billy Collins, and Anne Sexton. You'll explore the value of fresh images, the music and rhythm of language, and the paradox of making personal experiences resonate universally. Participants will also be invited to share their poems and act as “critical friends." If you've just started to write, or have been writing for years, come join this exciting journey!

Session dates: September 10 & 17, October 15 & 29, November 12 & 19

This program will be held via Zoom. Registration for this program has closed. If you have previously registered, you will be emailed the Zoom information the day of each meeting.


Rutledge is now in a third career of writing and publishing poetry. With two degrees in literature from Smith College, she taught literature, creative writing and film at Phillips Exeter and then, with a doctorate in leadership, founded and ran a leadership development firm. Her poems have appeared in Poetry Porch, Aurorean, Speckled Trout Review, Borrow Solace, and Avocet.

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