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Take a Page from the Poet's Notebook: Creating Tight and Succinct Prose

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Take a Page from the Poet's Notebook: Creating Tight and Succinct Prose
Jennifer Springsteen
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10:00am - 4:00pm
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February 26, 2019
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March 12, 2019

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Workshop Overview

Concrete images economized. That’s what great poets do, so why not prose writers? In this workshop, we’ll study poetry for its precision and depth of emotion and use it as a springboard to strengthen our own writing. Writers are offered techniques to whittle out the fluff and get to the heart of the matter. Bring your notebooks: we’ll be reading and writing.

Writers will want to come to the workshop with some prewritten work that we work on during our workshop. There are no expectations of having been published, etc., just working on their craft.

About the Instructor(s)

Jennifer Springsteen is the co-founder of PDX Writers and a certified facilitator in the Amherst Writers and Artists method. She is the recipient of the 2008 Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship for fiction and a 2015 Fishtrap Summer Fellow. Her first story collection, Virginia State Map, was a contest finalist with the University of Missouri-Kansas City Press. She has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes and is the editor of VoiceCatcher4, and she continues to edit and coach writers. She completed her first novel, American War Song, and is completing her second, King of Boys.

Materials List: Students Bring


• Notebooks and/or laptops

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)


• Literature and handouts

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