Poetry Primer - Survey of Poetic Writing Styles and Projects
What you'll learn
- This is a fun and practical writing course designed to get you excited about creating your own poems in a variety of styles!
- The various poetic styles, writing concepts and terminology you need to write amazing poetry.
- A series of authentic writing projects designed to target the skills you need.
- Writing techniques, literary devices, and specialized skills.
- How to become a successful and confident writer!
- How to discover, perfect, and share your own writer's voice.
- Just a desire to write and willingness to try the activities in the course!
This is a fun and practical creative writing course designed to get YOU excited about creating your own poetry!
Writing techniques, literary devices, and specialized skills will be covered to help you discover, perfect, and share your own unique writer's voice.
While review quizzes over major concepts are provided along the way, the true measure of progress will be in the authentic writing projects that you will complete as you progress toward your goal of becoming a successful and confident poet!
The Course Includes:
47 video lectures organized into 11 easy to understand lessons/subject areas
Each lesson is broken down into multiple video lectures that include:
A quick writing assignment aligned with the day's goals
A lesson covering an area of course content
A practical application project to get you using your new skill
8 online review quizzes presented throughout the course
Quizzes are designed to reinforce the major concepts discussed in the class
50 graphics, notes, templates, assignments, or outside resources to further your knowledge base
Supplemental materials are provided for every lesson
Over 3 hours of video lessons
Through taking this course, you will develop and perfect your personal writer's voice as you learn about:
The overall concept of poetry and how it has changed over time
The important literary terms that every poet needs to be able to understand and use
Various types of poetic meter and how they are used.
How to create a physical or digital portfolio of your poetry
Recording your poems for poetry podcasts
Projects which will allow you to create a minimum of 11 new original poems including:
"Where I’m From" Poem
Abstract Noun Poem
Using Another's Voice Poem
Traditional Poetic Forms of Japan
Who this course is for:
- Everyone with a creative streak and a nagging desire to write
Thank you for checking out my course!
Here are a few facts about me...
~ I have been teaching writing and theatre in both public and private schools since 1997.
~ Several of my own works are published (plays and non-fiction).
~ There have been well over 100 productions of my stage plays on six continents (Antarctica remains elusive) as well as multiple film adaptations.
~ My book Absolutely Everything** You Need to Know About Teaching and Performing Improv is available on Amazon.
~ My horror-comedy Screenplay Dead (Re)Tired has received honors from 25 different film festivals and screenplay competitions including the Nashville Film Festival.
~ I have run an improv festival for secondary students since 1999.
~ I am a member of the Dramatists Guild.
~ I hold two BFA degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University
~ I earned my Masters of Education in Learning and Technology from Western Governors University
~ I am certified to teach English, speech, and theatre