Roe Jan Library
August 20, 10:00 am to Noon
Whether you’re an accomplished poet, just beginning to write poetry, or simply interested in the topic, you’re sure to learn something useful and interesting at the poetry workshop sponsored by the Roeliff Jansen Library on Saturday, August 20, from 10 a.m. to noon.
Therese L. Broderick, from Albany, NY, will lead the workshop, entitled The Surprise of Poetry: Nifty Tips for Drafting, Revising, and Reading Aloud.
A poet, workshop leader, and member of the Hudson Valley Writers Guild, Therese shares advice that she knows has improved her own poems. “In the past 10 years, I’ve belonged to six or seven poetry critique groups,” Therese notes. “Part of the process of writing poetry is to gather feedback – some of it you’ll use, some you won’t – but listening to feedback helps me revise and improve my poems.”
“Your first draft of a poem is just like putting your toe in the water,” Therese advises, “Then, listening to critiques of your poem gives you what you need to swim across the lake.”
This workshop is designed for adults of all ages and for mature teenagers who would not be upset by the content of some poems; those dealing, for example, with loss or grief.
The workshop will be held in the library’s Community Room, with a suggested donation of $10. To reserve your space, call 518-325-4101.
The Roeliff Jansen Community Library, which is chartered to serve Ancram, Copake and Hillsdale, is located at 9091 Rt. 22 in Hillsdale, approximately one mile south of the light at the intersection of Routes 22 and 23. For information on hours and events, call 518-325-4101, or visit the library’s website at www.roejanlibrary.org