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Summer Poetry Workshops

The Carlsbad City Library and Magee Park Poets will host several free poetry events and workshops during this summer and fall at the Georgina Cole Library, located at 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive. Admission is free. Advanced registration is required. Seating is first come, first served.

At a Glance

Sunday, Sept. 10

1:30-4:30 p.m.
For All the History of Grief/An Empty Doorway on a Maple Leaf Workshop led by Steve McDonald.

In this workshop participants will focus on the primacy of image in successful poem writing. Participants will spend some time defining what is or is not an image, recognizing when to move from image to explanation and/or abstraction, as well as practice invention, development, and discovery of image. Steve McDonald is a professor and former Dean of Languages and Literature at Palomar College. His poetry has appeared in numerous journals.

Sunday, Nov. 5

1:30-4:30 p.m.
Practice, Performance, Publication Workshop led by Jenny Minniti-Shippey.

In this fast-paced workshop, participants will dive into the three aspects of life as a working poet: the practice of writing, editing, and revising poems; the performance of poetry reading, and the best methods for publication of original work. Jennifer Minniti- Shippey is the Managing Editor of Poetry International literary journal, and a professor at San Diego State University.  

More Information

To register, call 760-602-2400 x8149. For more information, please contact library staff at 760-602-2049 or librarian@carlsbadca.gov.  All poetry workshops and readings are made possible in part by the Friends of the Carlsbad Library.


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June 6, 2017