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August 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Develop methods for creating poems that are powerful, provocative, and unsettling.

PROTEST POETRY with Katie Vagnino

In this workshop, we will focus on poems that seek to challenge or disrupt the status quo in some fundamental way through their form, content, or both. We will examine how contemporary American poets use words to advocate for—and protest against—issues that matter to them. The best poetry of this genre strikes a balance between art and argument, and feels both personal and universal, timely and timeless. By the end of the workshop, participants will have developed some methods for creating work that is powerful, provocative, and unsettling. All political perspectives welcome.
Tuition for this 2 hour virtual workshop is $40.00.Write On members receive a 10% discount. To become a member, please click here. To register online for this workshop, please click here. For other registration options, please call 920.868.1457.
Katie Vagnino is a poet, educator, and writer originally from St. Louis. She has published essays and reviews in the Star Tribune, Time Out New York, and the Verge, and her poetry has appeared in literary journals, magazines, and on public transit. Her first book, Imitation Crab, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press. Katie has an MFA from Emerson College and has taught creative writing at UW-Eau Claire, ArtStart School of the Arts, and the Loft Literary Center. She is also the co-founder of #postitpoetics, a guerrilla poetry project whose mission is to cover the world in poetry, one post-it at a time. To learn more about Katie and read her work, please visit her website, katievagnino.com.


August 11
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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