Poetry for Non-Poets with Thom Caraway

  • Spark Center 1214 West Summit Parkway Spokane, WA, 99201 United States

Saturday, Oct. 3 // 12-2pm
Saturday, Nov. 14 // 4-6pm (register for either date)

This class is designed for you--the poetry lay-person who wants to understand what all the fuss is about. We'll talk about some poems and ways to access them. We'll also talk about some common objections to contemporary poetry and look at some of the major currents in poetry today. Hopefully, you'll leave the class with a new or renewed interest in getting out and hearing some of the great work being done by poets in Spokane! Register for either date online.

ABOUT THE TEACHER|  THOM CARAWAY is concluding his term as Spokane's first Poet Laureate. He's noticed that every week there are workshops and readings for and by the writers, but little that helps connect new audiences to those readings. He teaches creative writing at Whitworth University. He also serves as editor of Rock & Sling, a journal of witness, and the edited Railtown Almanac, a Spokane Poetry Anthology.