April is National Poetry Month, and IWOSC is celebrating with one of Los Angeles’s most acclaimed poets and writing coaches by offering this special seminar on what poetry has to offer — and not just for poets and songwriters — but for all writers, filmmakers, and journalists.
Novelists, screenwriters, essayists, journalists, publicists, non-fiction and memoir authors, songwriters, and writers of all genres — come learn poetic storytelling techniques that you can use in all of your writing, whether it’s for articles, books, copywriting, songs, or scripts.
- Do you want to freshen your novel or memoir? Avoid traps, doing it the same old way?
- Are you interested in composing outstanding poetry or songs?
- How to captivate and surprise your readers with sensuous images and storytelling!
- Spice up song lyrics with memorable metaphors!
- Learn to use imagery and juxtaposition in journalism (without compromising facts and reporting!)
Writer and poet Tresha Faye Haefner, will share basic poetic principles that writers can use to improve all of your writing and enhance your creative voice.
You’ll walk away with a new appreciation for what poetry has to offer any author!
About our presenter — Tresha Faye Haefner
Tresha Faye Haefner is a writer, editor, workshop-facilitator, and founder of The Poetry Salon, Los Angeles where she uses her knowledge to guide other writers into accessing their authentic, creative voice.
Tresha spent ten years teaching in private schools, before earning an M.A. Degree in Humanistic Psychology, with a specialization in creativity studies, from Saybrook University. She has been an active teacher at California Poets in the Schools, helped to curate the CPITS Anthology of Lesson Plans, and was a grant recipient through the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs Artist-In-Residence program.
Tresha has learned at the feet of innovative poets such as Kim Addonizio, Sally Ashton, Ellen Bass, Matthew Dickman, Jack Grapes, Suzanne Lummis, Eloise Klein Healy, Naomi Shihab-Nye, and founder of the Poetry Depths Mystery School, Kim Rosen.
Her own work has been published in several journals, including BloodLotus, The Cincinnati Review Fourth River, Hunger Mountain, Pirene’s Fountain, Poet Lore, Prairie Schooner, and Rattle. She is the recipient of the 2011 Robert and Adele Schiff Poetry Prize, the 2011 Alien Sloth Sex Award, a 2015 Pushcart nominee, and author of two chapbooks, The Lone Breakable Night and Take This Longing from Finishing Line Press.
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