10 am – noon
The sonnet keeps showing up—in classrooms, on websites, and at weddings. Contemporary sonnets are colloquial, and their subjects include love (of course), dysfunctional families, racial violence, and many other topics. This writing workshop will explore the sonnet’s history through readings, and participants will learn how to pack their own sonnets with powerful words and images of contemporary life. Readings for the first session will be distributed electronically; please refer to your registration confirmation for details. Eight sessions.
Debra Bruce, professor emerita at Northeastern Illinois University, is the author of four books of poetry. Visit her website, debrabrucepoet.com.
- The Making Of A Sonnet: A Norton Anthology. ed. Edward Hirsch, Eavan Boland. ISBN: 978-0-33353-4.
Readings for the First Session:
- Readings for the first session will be distributed electronically; please refer to your registration confirmation for details.
Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (by May 30): $230.
Regular Price (after May 30): $253.