Date: Sunday, January 30, 2022
Format: In Person at Traverse Area District Library, Thirlby Room
Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
Class Size: 15
Grade Level: Grades 8 - 12
(Planned to be in person at the Traverse Area District Library Main Branch, Thirlby Room. If gathering restrictions change, the class will move to a virtual format and students will be sent log-in information.)
“Poetry is not only a dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives.” —Audre Lorde
Dive into a 3-hour workshop on the art of poetry. Instructor and poet Ari Mokdad will walk students through different poetry styles, demonstrate techniques to strengthen their writing and add greater depth and meaning to their poetry, and give advice on further development or publication for aspiring writers. Students are encouraged to bring their own poetry to workshop with the group.
Please note, this workshop is open only to fully vaccinated participants.
Registration closes when the maximum number of students (15) register, or by January 28, 2022. A wait list may be available. Registration is open to students throughout northern Michigan.
About: Ari Mokdad
Ari Mokdad is an educator and writer living in Traverse City. She holds BAs from Grand Valley State University in English/Linguistics, Writing, and Dance; an MA in English from Wayne State University with doctoral studies in composition and rhetoric; and is pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing from Warren Wilson College. She has taught with Wayne State University, Northwestern Michigan College, and the Dance Center of Traverse City.