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Writing Workshop: Persona Poems - The Truth Behind the Mask
Ticket Price: Members $30, Members-to-be $35
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Greek actors wore masks to be seen from afar.  Today a persona is a speaker who talks or tells a story.  In this workshop we will study famous persona poems by Browning, Hughes, Machan, Shakespeare, and Yeats; use workshop writing prompts to build a character and story; and finally, create a unique persona poem – art from our imagination as well as our life experience.

Jim Kelleher has an MFA and teaches literature and composition at Northwestern CT Community College.  Antrim House published his Quarry in 2008 and Mick: A Celestial Drama, in 2011. Mick is a linked narrative of sixty-four persona poems in eight voices, to be read as a novel in verse or performed as a verse play.

Admittance to the workshop is $30 for museum members, $35 for members-to-be. For information or to register, contact Sarah Wadsworth at 860.677.4787 ext 134 or [email protected]. Workshops fill fast – reserve your spot today!