Jan 7, 2016 Thursday

Poetry for Anyone and Everyone

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

We’re tackling poetry to make it less intimidating/boring/pointless. We’re all creators. That means we’re all capable of making poems, and it also means that we're happier and healthier when we're creating something. That something doesn’t need to be poetry, but poetry happens to be the cheapest, most portable art form. Not to mention it’s incredibly therapeutic. In this class we’ll read, listen, think, and write. Ideally, you’ll leave with a new sense of confidence in how to approach someone else’s poetry and a renewed sense of confidence in writing your own. P.S. Your cranky inner-critic and skeptic are not invited to attend. Should you choose to bring yours, they will be asked to wait for you in the hall for the duration of the class.

Bring one of the following:
a promise to share/read/participate whenever called upon during class
local honey in any form
loose-leaf tea
popcorn (please NOT the microwave kind)
something else you’d like to offer (email your teacher before class)
teach a class (email Trade School before class)
volunteer for this class as a facilitator (email Trade School before class)

About the teacher, Jenny Walton

Jenny's a communications professional with a degree in writing and experience as a creative teaching artist for kids in the inner-city and as a poetry editor for an online publication. She reads and writes and is just as uncomfortable as you are about letting other people see her own poems. This is her first time teaching with Trade School!