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“The Sparkling Moments”: A Poetry Writing Workshop

How do you take advantage of the creative opportunities that are present in your writing, and recognize the sparkling moments? Plows turn over top layers of earth so that fresh nutrients can surface. Workshopping your poems in this class will help you uncover rich worlds, too.

Special Notes

  • Please Bring typed copies. The class can be repeated because assignments are changed each class. You will need to type and make copies of your take-home assignments for in class discussion each week.
  • Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.
About the Instructor

Susan Hankla

Susan Hankla lives in Richmond, VA. For many years she worked as a traveling poet-in-the-schools through generous grants from The Virginia Commission on the Arts. This made her love of teaching creative grow into reaching out to the Richmond community offering adult writing classes at the VMFA Studio School and The Visual Arts Center and privately.

Groundhog Poetry Press LLC, a new poetry imprint unique to Virginia has just published her debut collection of poems, Clinch River.

Her most recent publications of poems in journals and literary magazines are in Cold Mountain Review’s: Issue On Extinction, and in Journal of American Poetry, Volume Four, both online now.

Burning Deck Press published her chapbook, I Am Running Home. Other published works appear in Gargoyle, Beloit Fiction Journal, Michigan Quarterly Review, Blue Mesa, Artemis, Hollins Critic, Open Places, Southern Poetry Review, Poetry Northwest, Laurel Review and the New Virginia Review. Recipient of a Virginia Commission on the Arts Grant for Fiction, and of a fellowship to attend the Frost Place, she has enjoyed being a fellow many times at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

A graduate of Hollins University, she has an MFA in creative writing from Brown University. She has also written extensively about the Appalachian folk artist, Rev. Howard Finster, Man of Visions.
See: Sermons In Paint.

CLINCH RIVER is available through Groundhog Poetry Press, LLC. and Amazon.

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“The Sparkling Moments”: A Poetry Writing Workshop

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Class Details
April 2 - May 211 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Day: Tue
Tuition: $180.00
Member Tuition: $162.00
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Susan Hankla
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
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