“The only way you can write is by the light of the bridges burning behind you.” ― Richard Peck
BOLDER FIRST DRAFTS is a six-week online poetry workshop intended to inspire braver and more innovative work. The course was designed to push each poet (regardless of age or experience) to evolve as a writer by abandoning the comfort zone of their traditional approach. Think new poems, not just good.
Every session will engage a primary theme, muse, or technique and will feature 2-6 "inspiration” texts, along with correlating writing prompts. In addition to the production of over twenty new drafts, participants can expect to leave this workshop with a greater command over their inner critic, an increased knowledge of existing poets, and a plethora of tips and tricks to apply to future poems.
Starting March 12th, a new lesson will be made available every Sunday. As there is no set time required for participation*, students can complete the workshops throughout the week at their convenience. There are two levels of engagement: