Use of Poetic Techniques to Make Your Prose Sparkle
Presented by Houston poet and winner of the Texas PEN Literary Award, Sarah Cortez
April 28, 2018
9:30am - 12:30pm
3815 Westheimer Rd.
Members: $45 /
This hands-on workshop will engage both poets and prose writers to sprinkle their creative output with the most effective tricks-of-the-trade commonly used to amp up poetry’s effectiveness. This is a perfect class for the prose you’ve written that seems tired, a trifle limp, or simply boring—yet, you don’t quite know how to fix. This is also a great class for poets who wonder why their lines seem predictable, sluggish, or perhaps, simply forgettable. Join in our fun as we focus on understanding and using poetic techniques to max out the power and reader engagement with our writing.
Cortez’s most recent anthology, Vanishing Points, has been named a 2016 Southwest Book of the Year and won first place for editing in the Press Women of Texas annual awards. It has also been shortlisted for an International Latino Book Award and won the prestigious First Place in Editing from the National Federation of Press Women. She is a Councilor of the Texas Institute of Letters and Fellow of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and has been a finalist for City of Houston poet laureate and State of Texas poet laureate. She teaches poetry, fiction, memoir, and creative writing. She has served 25 proud years as a peace officer in Texas.