Alessandra Lynch, an instructor in Butler University’s undergraduate and graduate writing programs, will teach a six-week poetry workshop for members of the community from June 4 through July 12.

Classes will take place from 6:30-8:45 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays in the Efroymson Center for Creative Writing, 530 W. Hampton Drive. Cost is $250.

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Whether you are a novice or an experienced poet, the poetry workshop will give you the opportunity to share your passion for language. Participants will explore a poem’s possibilities and pitfalls and discuss the particular delights and challenges of the art and craft of poetry. The group will help poets make and shape their own poems through rigorous and compassionate critiquing.

In addition to weekly discussion of each student’s poems, participants will also peruse (primarily) contemporary poetry and muse over poetical devices and techniques. They will respond to a variety of writing prompts and exercises that will help fine-tune their diction, imagery, music, figurative language, syntax and line breaks.

Lynch is the author of two books of poetry, Sails the Wind Left Behind and It was a terrible cloud at twilight. Her work is frequently nominated for Pushcart Prizes, and she has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony of the Arts and the Corporation of Yaddo. She has taught poetry writing for more than 12 years.

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Marc Allan

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