A Tour of Poetry: Three-Week Class

Dates: August 8, 15, and 22, 6-8 pm
Location: The Abigail Stuart House
$75 for Members, $125 for Non-Members
Facilitator: Allen Braden
Space Available: 10 spaces available out of 12
Registration: available down the page, or call 360-531-1472.

A whirlwind tour of poetry: each class will explore different types of poems or aspects of the creative process.  Topics will include: Anaphora, Editing, Ekphrasis, Figurative Language, Lineation, Odes, Originality, Pastorals, Publishing, Regionalism, Research, Rhyme, Sonnets, Titles, Villanelles, Voice and more.  We’ll have opportunities to generate new work, revise current work, and share our work-in-progress in a supportive environment.

This workshop happens over the course of three Mondays in August: August 8, and August 15, and August 22, with a celebratory reading and gathering after class on the 22nd.

Join us! Since our inception in 2014, Kahini participants have published over three thousand individual times in literary magazines; released over two hundred books; been featured in the Best American Essays, Best American Poetry, Best American Short Stories, and Best American Science & Nature Writing anthologies; been shortlisted for the Caine Prize for African Writing; and won New Zealand’s Best First Book Award, and won multiple other awards, fellowships, and full university professorships in creative writing.



Allen Braden is the author of “A Wreath of Down and Drops of Blood” and “Elegy in the Passive Voice.” He has published recently in Riddled with Arrows, Bridge Eight, WA129: Poets of Washington and The World Is Charged: Poetic Engagements with Gerard Manley Hopkins. He teaches at Tacoma Community College and serves as assistant poetry editor of Terrain.org.