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April Write Club: Exploring Poetry

Young writers! Join us for our April Write Club workshop Exploring Poetry with Erica Goss.

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Youth (Ages 9-12) 10 am – Noon

Teens (Ages 13-18) 1-3 pm

This is an in-person event. (see covid policy below)

Location: Wordcrafters Studio

Free | $10 suggested donation.

In this workshop, we will look at how poetry relates to other art forms, from rap music to movies to comics. We’ll listen to and read some amazing work by poets writing today, as well as poets from ancient times. Then we’ll write our own poems inspired by the things in our lives and the words of others. This workshop is perfectly timed for National Poetry Month..



About the Instructor

Erica Goss served as Poet Laureate of Los Gatos, CA from 2013-2016. In 2019, she won the Zocalo Poetry Prize. She is the author of Night Court, winner of the 2016 Lyrebird Award, Wild Place, and Vibrant Words: Ideas and Inspirations for Poets. Recent work appears in Lake Effect, Atticus Review, Contrary, Convergence, Spillway, Cider Press Review, Eclectica, The Tishman Review, Tinderbox, The Red Wheelbarrow, and Main Street Rag, among others. She is the founder of Girls’ Voices Matter, an arts education program for teen girls. Erica is the editor of Sticks & Stones, a monthly poetry newsletter. Please visit her at

Date & Time

April 1, 2023

10:00AM - 3:00PM


Wordcrafters in Eugene - 446 Charnelton, Eugene, OR, 97401 446 Charnelton Eugene 97401 OR US

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