Upcoming workshops at Writespace Houston

Join me for my upcoming workshops at Writespace Houston (you don’t need to live in Houston to join!):

Curating Your Poetry Chapbook
Chapbooks and poetry collections are staples of the poetry world–but how do they come together?
INSTRUCTOR: Kendra Preston Leonard
TIME: Sunday, September 20th, 3:00 – 6:00 PM CDT
PRICE: Early-Bird until Tuesday, Sept.15th: $45 for members, $60 for non-members. After Tuesday, Sept. 15th: $55 for members, $70 for non-members. Become a member here. Scholarships available here.
LOCATION: Online via Zoom
CAP: 15
Got poems? One way to get them out in the world is to publish them individually in magazines and journals, but it’s by no means the only way. Chapbooks and poetry collections are staples of the poetry world–but how do they come together?
In this workshop, bring your work and learn about curating a chapbook manuscript that you can submit to publishers or even publish yourself. We’ll talk about choosing which of your poems to include, putting them in an order that makes sense from an artistic and literary point of view, and preparing them for submission or self-publishing. All levels of experience are welcome, and you don’t need to have a lot of poems written yet to learn about the process.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/curating-your-poetry-chapbook-tickets-116253795231
 
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Writing About Ghosts
In this class, we’ll explore using history in writing.
INSTRUCTOR: Kendra Preston Leonard
TIME: Starts Saturday September 26th and runs until Saturday, October 3rd, with scheduled video chat sessions on two Saturdays, September 26th and October 3rd, 10 – 11:30 AM CDT
PRICE: Early-Bird until Monday, Sept. 21st: $85 for members, $100 for non-members. After Monday, Sept. 21st: $100 for members, $115 for non-members. Become a member here. Scholarships available here.
LOCATION: Online via Zoom and Google Classroom
CAP: 15
History surrounds us and makes our world what it is. Every object, every sidewalk, every house or jail or meeting spot is dappled with layers of stories, events, and emotions. In this class, we’ll explore using history in writing, whether you’re interested in historical novels, writing a family history, or creating an epic poem about a famous—or notorious–event. We’ll talk about how to find inspiration in history and historical materials; research the past for your work and keep track of what you find; approach writing about the past in terms of language, like using slang and speaking conventions of different time periods; and develop new or on-going projects that beckon the ghosts of the past into our words.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writing-about-ghosts-tickets-116254818291
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