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Creating a Chapbook Manuscript, taught by Zachary Schomburg

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When:September 14, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - September 15, 2014 @ 8:00 pm


Literary Arts
925 SW Washington Street
Portland, OR 97205


Sundays, September 14-October 5, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. (4 classes)

This class will focus on arranging a group of poems into a cohesive chapbook manuscript of 16-24 poems. Topics covered include ways of selecting and ordering poems, and composing a manuscript where individual poems cohere as a satisfying whole. Class time will also be devoted to workshopping poems and writing new ones in response to other poems in manuscripts in progress. You do not need permission to register, but participants should have either a draft of a chapbook manuscript, or at least 6-8 poems that they plan on developing into a full chapbook.

Zachary Schomburg is the author of  Fjords Vol. 1, which won the 2013 Oregon Book Award for poetry. His other books include The Man Suit, Scary, No Scary, and the forthcoming The Book of Joshua. He co-edits Octopus Books and  co-curates the Bad Blood Reading Series.