Make it Personal: 5-Week Poetry Course About You and Your World


Draw inspiration from the world around in this 5-week poetry course where the focus is on you and your environment.

Course Description

Starting March 6th, you will read and respond to works of poetry while receiving weekly writing assignments that will make learning about poetry practical and applicable to your everyday life. In that way, you’ll see how your everyday world can inspire your writing and how writing can quickly become a practical routine.

In this course, you will have an opportunity to not only read works from poets and authors who draw inspiration from within but you will have an opportunity to do the same by writing and sharing your own work. You will participate in the writing workshop practice in this way by bringing a copy of your work each week to be shared. The rest of the class will listen and make constructive suggestions for possible revisions and will point out the works’ strengths for the author.

No prior skills are necessary. Come to the table as you are and quickly you will begin to gain more self-confidence as a writer throughout this supportive and inspiring course.

This course will be a combination of class discussion, student presentation, and instructor-led lecture. You will learn about free-verse poems, pastoral poems, Irish triads, list poems, and more.

Teacher's Bio: Kat Gilbert grew up in NE Portland, OR and so the city and the many surrounding natural trails around it color her world. She began writing poetry while studying in Ireland with Washington’s 2007 Poet Laureate and the Ireland/Friends Provident National Poetry Competition winner. She then received her B.A. in English from Seattle University and her Master’s in Education from Portland State University. She has previously been published in Buck Off Magazine and Mutabilis Press. More recently, she self-published her collection of poetry, ‘Falling,’ in Fall 2019. She is now an English Language Arts teacher in Portland, Oregon.
Style of Offering : Interactive - via Zoom.
Max Number of Attendees: 10
Date and Time : Saturdays 1:00-3:00 Western Pacific Time.
Signup Deadline: 24 Hours in Advance