The Sonnet: Not Just a Love Song | Newberry

The Sonnet: Not Just a Love Song

Saturday, June 6, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Saturdays, June 6 – August 8 (class will not meet July 4 or July 25)

10 am – noon

Led by Debra Bruce

Seminar Description

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.

Materials List

Required:

  • 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.
Register Online.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.