Poetry Writing Workshop with Left Margin Lit @North

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(Weekly event) Sep 27, 2023 to Oct 18, 2023 (ended)View all dates

All scheduled dates:

  • September 27, 2023 - 6:00pm-7:30pm (ended)
  • October 4, 2023 - 6:00pm-7:30pm (ended)
  • October 11, 2023 - 6:00pm-7:30pm (ended)
  • October 18, 2023 - 6:00pm-7:30pm (ended)

Note, this workshop is full.  Please subscribe to the Library's eNewsletter to learn about upcoming events.


This class will train our attention on short poems that use painterly images and surprising (or at least interesting) juxtapositions and transitions. Optional writing exercises will riff off of assigned readings, but the writers in this class should bring other short poems they'd like workshopped to our friendly, supportive classroom. Our goals include building a poetry community and fostering a sense of playfulness in our writing. Poets of all experience levels are welcome.

Instructor Bio: David Roderick is the author of two poetry collections, Blue Colonial and The Americans. He co-directs Left Margin LIT, a creative writing center and work space for writers here in Berkeley.


This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library.  

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