How to Write Poetry with Kelly Fordon: Royal Oak Public Library, 222 E. Eleven Mile Road, Royal Oak, 48067, Wednesdays, February 12, (skip February 19), February 26, March 4, 11, 18 & 25, 10am – 12pm. We will study the fundamentals of poetry (rhyme, meter, imagery) and some of the most common forms of poetry (sonnets, villanelles, etc). This is a great class for beginners, as well as all those who are interested in exploring the world of contemporary poetry. We will read and study selections of work by many well-known poets. Your own poems will be workshopped, but depending on the size of the class, this may happen only every other week. The primary focus of this class is to learn more about what makes a poem work. Ten students max. Kelly Fordon is the author of three award-winning poetry chapbooks and a novel-in-stories, Garden for the Blind, which was chosen as a Michigan Notable Book, a Midwest Book Award Finalist, an IPPY award finalist, an INDIEFAB finalist and an Eric Hoffer Finalist.

If you are not a Springfed Arts member, you may become one by clicking here in addition to signing up for the class of your choice.  For one year from the time you joined, you will take classes at the member rate.  You may also register by phone at 248-589-3913.