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An online creative workshop with the title 'Creating Drama and Suspense with the Poetic Line' will take place on Friday December 10th, 2021, with the participation of Dr. Christopher Bakken (Professor, Allegheny College, US; Fulbright Scholar).
The workshop will be held between 18:45-20:30 via the ZOOM platform
Connection time via ZOOM: 18:30
Language of the workshop: English.
**A certificate of attendance will be provided**
There are certain online spaces available. The ZOOM LINK to be used for the event will be sent to everyone registered the day before (9/12/2021).
This event is organized by the Creative Workshop Series 'Transparent Windows' (School of English, AUTh).
Event Coordinator: Dr. Tatiani Rapatzikou (email@example.com)
For any further inquiries, do send your emails to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Tatiani Rapatzikou) and email@example.com (Stavroula Vergopoulou).
Generally speaking, the unit of meaning in prose is the sentence, while the unit of meaning in poetry is the line. This Transparent Windows workshop will ask participants to consider the choices they make when shaping individual lines of poetry, but also when they make another crucial choice: deciding where and how to break the line. Much of the workshop will involve the slow dictation of a poem, which we will read and compose together, line-by-line, asking ourselves about the choices a poet makes along the way, and considering how those choices create drama and subtle suspense. That exercise will lead to a generative writing prompt, encouraging participants to test these techniques in their own work. Participants are encouraged to have blank paper and some writing instruments, since the instructor will encourage writing by hand for this exercise.
Christopher Bakken is the author of three books of poetry--Eternity & Oranges, Goat Funeral, and After Greece--as well as the culinary memoir, Honey, Olives, Octopus: Adventures at the Greek Table. He also co-translated The Lions’ Gate: Selected Poems of Titos Patrikios. Bakken’s work has been translated into Greek, Romania, Bulgarian, and Polish. He is currently serving as a Fulbright Scholar at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and he holds the Frederick F. Seely Chair in English at Allegheny College in Pennsylvania. Each summer, he serves as the director of Writing Workshops in Greece on the island of Thasos.