Wednesday, June 15, 7-10pm
$20 WCCW Member / $25 Regular
During this workshop, I will lead the group through my ideas of poetic expression, discuss the magic of on-demand poetry, and guide each individual through crafting a poem of their own. The end result will be almost like a personal mantra or prayer that each participant can walk away with.
Jacqueline Suskin is a writer and performance poet. She is the author of two books, the latest entitled Go Ahead & Like It available from Ten Speed Press. Known for her Poem Store project, Suskin composes on-demand poetry on her manual typewriter for customers who choose both a topic and a price in exchange for a unique verse. Poem Store has been her main occupation since 2009. Suskin also works as an educator, inspiring students to write poetry, keep journals, and read books. She has collaborated with F.L.O.W. and was recently the visiting artist at Ball State University.
While most WCCW programming is free or donation-based, with no one turned away for lack of funds, we do offer some workshops that have fees associated. This covers materials and allows us to pay the leaders of these workshops for their time and expertise, and to put a small percentage back into WCCW. This income, in addition to memberships, is what lets us keep the doors open and the lights on. We want to make programming as accessible as possible to anyone who is interested though, so we also offer volunteer opportunities and free community tickets to each event or workshop (number varies depending on capacity of the class). Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or to find out more about this opportunity for a specific event.