The WCU poetry conference stands out among other writers’ conferences both for its unique focus on the traditional craft of poetry and for the way it combines a writers’ conference with a scholarly conference. writers, critics, and students mix together in a notably friendly, informal, and egalitarian atmosphere. Click here for full conference brochure.
3 Day Workshop: Better Together: A Workshop in Collaborative Poetry with Amy Lemmon and Kathrine Varnes
Collaboration is a generative process: it helps us write when we are out of ideas, out of steam, and perhaps when we might not manage to quite follow through if we were writing alone. Collaborating with other poets, we discover notions, tools, inroads and even forms that we wouldn’t otherwise. We can also deepen friendships in ways we did not expect. We will read collaborative poems, talk about practical aspects of writing with others, share strategies — and most importantly — we will write together. Participants will leave with a sense of various traditions in collaborative writing as well as a bag full of tricks to try with other writers. Come ready to play and generate new work!