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FUNdamentals of Poetry


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April is National Poetry month! Add your words to the celebration. Learn the basics or sharpen your skills at our FUNdamentals of Poetry class. Instructor Kirk Jones will give a brief lesson with some guiding examples followed by hands on activities. He'll discuss closed form, free verse, and abstract poetry. Activities include brainstorming, techniques, style improvement, theme selection, and more. There will be an optional workshop element.

Adults and children 10 & up are encouraged to attend. This class is free and open to the public. Kirk Jones is an Associate Professor of English at SUNY Canton. He’s taught Creative Writing courses for nearly a decade.