St. Mary's County Arts Council

ART WORK SHOP Michael S. Glaser

Poetry Writing-Sharing your Stories

Instructor: Michael S. Glaser
Poetry Workshop I:  
Beginners and Novices
10:30 – 12 noon
ages 9- 90
  In this workshop we will practice working with some of the basic tools that poets use (enlivened language, metaphors,  symbols etc.) and then, using some prompts and writing stems, create a few poems of our own to read and share together.
Class Fee: $15
Materials: paper, pen or pencil

Poetry Workshop II:   
Advanced – for experienced writers
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Ages  16 – 100
This workshop will focus on two aspects of the writing process: 
1)  Using our stories /experiences as material for writing  poems; 
2)  Revision as the art of  crafting language, using one’s authentic voice and “fine tuning” the poem.    

   Participants will be encouraged to begin some new poems during our time together and we will  also spend time workshopping /revising  poems that participants bring with them (10 copies, please!)  
Class Fee: $25
Materials: paper, pen or pencil

Register for this class:
Make your check payable to:
St. Mary's County Arts Council
and send to 
St. Mary's County Arts Council
PO Box 1310
Leonardtown, MD  20650
(Please specify what class you are signing up for and include your email address)

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Michael S. Glaser Biography
Michael S. Glaser is a Professor Emeritus at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and was Poet Laureate of Maryland from 2004-2009.  The recipient of the Homer Dodge Endowed Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Columbia Merit Award for service to poetry, he served as a Maryland State Arts Council poet-in-the-schools for over 25 years and is widely sought as a speaker and workshop leader.  He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Maryland Humanities Council.  Glaser has edited three anthologies and published over 500 individual poems as well as eight collections of his poetry.  Most recently he co-edited The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton (BOA, 2012)   More at