Chewing on Words: Poetry writing workshop

This weekly Zoom meeting will allow participants to “workshop’ their work, whether they are new pieces or earlier ones that might need a fresh look.

While there is a schedule, that is only so that each week’s participating poets can receive that week’s material in a timely manner.

The first session will be only $5.00 for several reasons: first because it allows me to introduce myself as the facilitator as well as to conduct a very loose seminar on the nature of poetry; the second reason (and it is very much related to the first), those interested can get a feel for my approach to poetry and conducting the session as well as my own personal quirks.

Following the introductory session, the fee will be $15 per attendee each week.

Procedures for each session will be given at the start, and aside from that, the only requirement is an interest in learning and improving your craft as well as your approach to poetry as an art form.

Teacher's Bio: Bill Cushing lived in several states as well as the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico before moving to California. Because of his experience both in the Navy and as a marine electrician prior to beginning studies at the University of Central Florida, classmates dubbed him the “blue collar poet.” In 1996, he earned an MFA in writing from Goddard College in Vermont and recently retired after more than 20 years of teaching in Los Angeles area colleges. He resides in Glendale with his wife and their son. Bill’s volume of poetry, A Former Life, was released by Finishing Line Press in 2019, and his work has been published in print and online by various journals and anthologies, including both volumes of the award-winning Stories of Music. Bill was honored as one of the Top Ten L. A. Poets in 2017 and has previously had work nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His most recent volume, a chapbook named Music Speaks, won the San Gabriel Valley Poetry Month Competition and has been republished with color plates to accompany the writing.
Style of Offering : Zoom
Max Number of Attendees: 7
Min Number of Attendees: 1
Date and Time : Friday, September 25, 2020 at 5 p.m. (PST)
Signup Deadline: 48 Hours in Advance