Brooklyn, NY • Saturday, February 29
Marty has this way of teaching without teaching you. He folds poetry into your life, into experiences of being alive. —Bess Wohl, award-winning playwright
The legendary poetry teacher Martin Skoble, who has taught at Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn for over forty years, leads a Master Class inspired by his belief that “poetry is a communal experience, not to be closed off and isolated.” Together we’ll write and share poems and ask what works and why. We’ll allow ourselves to look away from answers that veer toward explanation; and instead celebrate the value of improvisation, and going with our instincts—in writing, as well as reading, poetry. The class will also include a series of writing exercises, in the spirit of “unlocking the door…. There is no such thing as a misstep, there is only the next step.”
This is an all-ages class.
Martin Skoble is poet-in-residence at Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn where he has taught the writing of poetry to students from kindergarten through 12th grade since 1976.
Saturday, February 29
2:00 - 5:00 pm
323 Dean Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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