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Perfecting Line Breaks in Poetry 4-Week Zoom Workshop, Starts January 20th, 2023
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$325.00

Perfecting Line Breaks in Poetry 4-Week Zoom Workshop, Starts January 20th, 2023


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Begins Friday, January 20th, 2023

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The class will meet on Zoom 1:00PM - 2:30PM ET on 4 Fridays: 1/20/23 - 2/10/23

Open to All writers!

Any questions about this class? Use the Chat Button (lower left) to talk with us.

This course is taught by Lynne Golodner, who has an MFA in Poetry from Goddard College and two published poetry collections (along with six nonfiction books). Lynne has a long career of writing for magazines, newspapers and literary journals.

Poetry can often feel like an inaccessible genre for writers who don’t understand why the poem looks the way it does on the page. While there is no “right or wrong” when it comes to the genre, there is wisdom behind line breaks and intent motivating the physical way a poet arranges a poem.

In this four-week Zoom course, we will discuss the role of the line break in poetry, study a variety of poets to understand their approach, and develop at least two poems with an eye toward how breaking the lines leads to greater meaning, beauty and engagement with the words.

COURSE OUTLINE:

  • Week 1: The role of line breaks in poetry
  • Week 2: Poetry as art form
  • Week 3: Form, structure & narrative arc
  • Week 4: The tiniest details that make or break a poem
COURSE TAKEAWAYS:
  • Learn how poetic device is used in structuring a poem
  • Study the relationship between punctuation and line breaks
  • Look at the flow of a line’s beginning to its end and the lines before & after
  • Gain confidence in poetic structure
  • Understand the visual art of poetry in conjunction with its narrative arc
STUDENTS LOVE LYNNE:


"I really enjoyed my first Writing Workshop! I was surprised to find a class so perfectly geared toward what I needed and my skill and comfort level. I had no idea though of the inspiration, community, and support I would get from taking it. Lynne created an incredibly safe space for the class to come together, feel inspired, learn about ourselves and the craft of writing, and most importantly, to get us writing. I enjoyed the readings, and haven't felt this inspired to write in a long time. Well worth the cost and the risk of trying something new." -Ali S.

“This class has become the best part of my week.” -Olivet J.

"I have loved being with you and the other students, and the assignments have been great. You are a fabulous teacher.” -R.C.

"This was the finest writing/self-care combo I've done so far and I am truly grateful. I felt freed up; there was a flow that truly excited me and inspired me to continue the writing. You are a terrific teacher.” -Beth L.

"If you ever wanted motivation and input on your writing, this is a great workshop! Has helped me tremendously! I never considered myself as a writer but maybe just maybe I am becoming one!" -Beth M.

“Lynne’s writing workshop develops a writers resilience and creativity. Lynne challenged me to go deeper in my writing - to think beyond the words to the roots of experience. My writing is becoming stronger and more purposeful, and I have a renewed sense of confidence as I write my first book." -AB

"The writers workshop helped me explore a part of my personality and interests that I hadn't yet allowed myself to dig into. I feel more connected to who I am as a writer as well as all the other wonderful writers who participated. One of my favorite aspects of the workshop was being in a safe space, sharing a variety of pieces with people of different backgrounds and perspectives. Not only have I learned more about myself and others, but I have been exposed to so many new genres and writing topics. Thanks, Lynne!" -JR

"This was my first experience with a writing workshop and writing all together. I had such a wonderful experience that I signed up for Lynne's next workshop. I did not expect to come away with so much confidence! Lynne and the group were nurturing and wonderful. This workshop is for all levels of writers" -SA

"Lynne is changing my life. She keeps me accountable to my vision, and her confidence in me makes a huge difference." -Noreen E.

"Thank you so much for the opportunity to be surrounded by such inspiring women with exquisite instruction.” -Emily P.

“Thank you for being so encouraging.” -Betsy C.

"Lynne's workshop has provided me with the opportunity to receive quality feedback and editorial expertise in response to the work that I have chosen to share with this great group of ladies" -MN

ONLINE COURSE STRUCTURE:

The class will meet on Zoom 1:00PM - 2:30PM ET on 4 Fridays: 1/20/23 - 2/10/23


PAYMENT OPTIONS:
You can pay for the course in full or use Shop Pay or Affirm to pay over time with equal Monthly Payments. Both options are available at checkout.
  • The class will meet on Zoom 1:00PM - 2:30PM ET on 4 Fridays: 1/20/23 - 2/10/23

  • Class starts January 20th, 2023

  • All classes will meet online via Zoom.

If you have questions, please us the Chat Button or contact us via email HERE.

ABOUT LYNNE GOLODNER:

You know that person you were when you were little, before the pressures and stresses of having to earn a living or support a family? Back when you engaged in activities simply because they were fun and you were driven to do them? For Lynne Golodner, that person loved writing. In the early 1980s, she carried around a corduroy-covered journal, writing stories, poems, and skits. When a neighbor’s son tragically died in middle school, Lynne created a neighborhood newsletter to give his parents as a way to express sympathy for their loss. Writing was her way of figuring out the world, of capturing momentary beauty and stunning silence.

Lynne has written about home, architecture, design and real estate, food, faith and family, and she is the author of eight books. A nationally-celebrated journalist, Lynne has lived in New York, Washington, D.C., and Detroit, before pivoting her career to focus on marketing. Her writing has appeared in magazines and newspapers across America including Saveur, Better Homes and Gardens, Midwest Living, the Chicago Tribune, the Detroit Free Press, the Detroit News, Parenting, Parents, AARP: The Magazine, Seventeen, Good Housekeeping, HOME, Teacher Magazine, Hockey Digest, Poets & Writers, Tennis Magazine, Crain’s Detroit Business and so many more.

When she became a single mother of three young children in 2007, Lynne parlayed her communication skills into a new role as Founder and Chief Creative Officer at Your People – a marketing and public relations company with a focus on purpose and story that revolutionizes how organizations build brand awareness and grow their bottom line.

With a specialty working with Waldorf/Steiner schools, she helps schools and universities, nonprofits, and entrepreneurs market with meaning through strategic storytelling, mutually beneficial relationships and higher purpose. She has spent more than 20 years as an entrepreneur, college writing professor, and author, inspiring others to find their voice, identify their purpose, and live according to the unique passion found within. She believes the work you do should align with who you are at the core – and from there, grows a life of purpose.

Lynne is a 2020-2021 member of the Forbes Agency Council and repeatedly receives awards for her innovative marketing and public relations leadership. In 2019, she was recognized by MichBusiness as a Marketing & PR Prophet, and in 2018 Crain’s Detroit Business named Lynne a Notable Woman in Marketing.

Her most recent venture is the Make Meaning Movement, including the Make Meaning Podcast, which she launched in 2018. Lynne writes about marketing with meaning at Forbes.com. She also teaches writing and marketing/PR at University of Detroit Mercy.

Lynne has taught a variety of classes throughout North America, including her signature courses What’s Your Story, 21-Day Blogging Challenge, Sports Writing, Food Writing, The Art of the Essay, and Find Your Voice. Her college courses have included composition, literature and poetry, professional writing, creative writing, journalism, business writing and academic writing, among others.

A Fulbright Specialist, Lynne graduated from University of Michigan (BA, Communications/English) and Goddard College (MFA, Writing). She is the mother of four teenagers and lives in Huntington Woods, Michigan.

Other places you’ll find Lynne: www.yourppl.com, www.lynnegolodner.com, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.