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The Language of Line Breaks - Remote!

Saturday, August 14th, 10:30am-1:30pm (EST)
Remote (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
12 seats max
Only 4 spots left!

The language of line breaks is a generative and editorial workshop where participants will see the power in intentional line breaks and lineation. This workshop will serve as an example of how to use visual poetry, block form and the terzanelle as a way of uplifting our poetic voices. Line breaks can inform the reader of intention by taking up space or allowing extra space to change the understanding and urgency of a poem. At the end, we can generate and share a new poem from an existing one, asking the questions: how can this poem be more powerful? How does the poem express itself back to me differently from its original form? We will be reading poetry from contemporary writers such as Lyn Patterson, Jason Crawford, Taylor Byas, & an Anthology of Erasure poems.

This class will be hosted using live Zoom meetings! You will be able to participate in class via Zoom videoconference from wherever you’re most comfortable. All you’ll need is a laptop or a phone! About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting via Zoom–no need to download anything or sign up for Zoom in advance! If you have questions about remote learning, please feel free to reach out to [email protected] for more information.

For a glimpse at how remote learning works, look no further than the deep Zoom discussion of writing and literature below:

Scholarship Information

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

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  • Class Discussion
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  • Lecture
  • In-Class Writing
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  • Generate New Work


  • Poetry

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