Dear Friend: An Epistolary Poetry Class with Pauletta Hansel

Poems as letters, letters as poems:

In this four-week online writing workshop we will: • Read and discuss a range of letter poems, including those from Friend, epistolary poetry from the early days of the COVID pandemic. •Use writing and revision prompts to help us write our own poems from this rich and varied epistolary poetry tradition. •Share work publicly in a virtual reading (date TBA) at the conclusion of the class (optional).

 Mondays, February 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2021

4-6 pm EST

Registration: $80 for the four-week series includes a copy of Friend.

Contact me for information and registration; space is limited. 

Zoom link provided to registered participants.

For more information about Friend, or to order it, click here.

Author: Pauletta Hansel

Pauletta Hansel is a poet, memoirist, teacher and editor. She was Cincinnati's first Poet Laureate from April 2016-March 2018. Pauletta Hansel’s seven poetry collections include Coal Town Photograph and Palindrome, winner of the 2017 Weatherford Award for Appalachian Poetry. Her writing has been featured in Rattle, Still: The Journal, The New Verse News, The Writer’s Almanac, American Life in Poetry, Verse Daily and Poetry Daily, among others. Pauletta leads community poetry workshops and retreats in the Greater Cincinnati area and beyond, and has served as Writer-in Residence at Thomas More College in her native Kentucky. She is managing editor of Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel, the literary publication of Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative. Pauletta received her MFA from Queens University of Charlotte.

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