Difficult Personas: Poetry Workshop with Teow Lim Goh (via Zoom)

There are things we find difficult to write about. Persona poetry is one way we can enter and explore the unsayable on the page. It helps us step back from the particulars of our lives and imagine other perspectives. In turning our focus away from our autobiographical selves, we can cut through our fears to reach for deeper truths. In this workshop, we will study some contemporary persona poems and practice ways to write our own.

NB: This class will be taught on Zoom and will be capped at 15 students. Registrants will receive the Zoom link to the email address they use to register. It will arrive immediately after registration so please check your spam folder if you do not receive it. It will also be sent the day before class as a reminder. Please review the course policies page before registering for any classes. Please email ask@writerscenter.org with any questions.

The scholarship application for the Altman Person of Color Scholarships, Limp Wrist LGBTQIA+ Scholarships, and the Need-Based Scholarships will be available on May 1 and will be due on May 15 for all summer and fall classes.

Teow Lim Goh is the author of two poetry collections, Islanders (2016) and Faraway Places (2021), and an essay collection Western Journeys (2022). Her essays, poetry, and criticism have been featured in The Georgia Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Los Angeles Review of Books, PBS NewsHour, and The New Yorker.

Event Location and Ticket Information

Date: Saturday, August 5, 2023
Times: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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Presenter: Teow Lim Goh