Free Online Poetry Workshops

How do you learn how to write poetry? In addition to reading it and, books and articles about it, I have learned the bones of poetry through attending workshops. If you are looking for a place to get started with poetry or you want to tune up your skills, consider taking this FREE, ONLINE two-part workshop.

The workshops are sponsored by the Orange County Public Library. You do not have to live in Orange County, OR North Carolina. You don’t even have to live in the United States! You don’t even have to be a poet! What? Sure. Anyone can get stuck in a writing rut. Boost your writing game by dabbling in another genre, .

Part One: Titles and Beginning Lines
Sunday, January 29th, 1:30-3:30 pm

Part Two: Turns and Endings
Sunday, February 26th, 1:30-3:30 pm

Go here for more info on the workshop and register (by the Thursday prior to each class):

A note from the facilitator, Pam Bagette:
Please have several of your poems-in-progress available to work on during the workshops. If you can’t attend the first workshop, you’re still welcome to attend the second. Writers working at all levels and in other genres are welcome.

A note about Pam Baggett:
I met Pam at a poetry reading at a local bookstore. Naturally! North Carolina has a large and thriving poetry community and she is one of our stars. I own a copy of her poetry chapbook, Wild Horses, and I’ve been in her workshops. She’s a Pushcart Prize nominee and a 2017 recipient of the Ella Pratt Fountain Emerging Artists Grant.


14 thoughts on “Free Online Poetry Workshops

  1. 💜 We don’t “learn poetry” EveryOne; what We “learn” is writing, “poetry” comes from our hearts EveryBody


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  2. I will sign up but Pam runs the show. I wanted to promote this because Pam is a wonderful poet and I believe in continuous education. As I said to Yernasia, we can have all the feeling we want but if we want to create *art* then we need *craft*

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  3. People have this idea that muse and maybe talent are all you need to create almost anything. I agree with you and Francisco Cabrera (another blogger) that study and practice are also needed–hence craft.

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  4. Hi JeanMarie! Happy New Year!

    These workshops looks so exciting, but I’m in Florida vacationing and won’t be able to attend Part 1 😚 I haven’t wriitten in over a year now. I’ve been stuck but I plan to start again.

    How are you feeling these days? Hope you are okay!



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