In this intensive but supportive workshop, we will learn how to move a batch of poems into a well-crafted chapbook-length manuscript. Working as each other’s editors and collaborators, we will explore methods to order, group and title our poetry collections to maximize thematic impact. We will consider what to include and what to exclude. We will also discuss how and where to submit our “book” for publication. Be ready to send 20-25 pages of poetry (30 line maximum per page) by July 20 (or if registering after that date, within a week of registering). The workshop leader and participants will read each manuscript before the retreat. There is a $100 surcharge for this workshop.
Limited to 8 participants—Led by Lois Marie Harrod, author of 16 books of poetry
"As a first-time attendee, I was very impressed. My workshop leader was full of energy, interesting, encouraging and inspiring. I would come back just for her, but I very much enjoyed the whole experience!"
~ Susan, Newtown, PA
Lois Marie Harrod is the author of 16 books. Her most recent collection Nightmares of the Minor Poet appears in May 2016 and her chapbook And She Took the Heart was published in January. Fragments from the Biography of Nemesis (Cherry Grove Press) and the chapbook How Marlene Mae Longs for Truth (Dancing Girl Press) were released in 2013. The Only Is won the 2012 Tennessee Chapbook Contest (Poems & Plays), and Brief Term, a collection of poems about teachers and teaching was published by Black Buzzard Press, 2011. Cosmogony won the 2010 Hazel Lipa Chapbook (Iowa State). Lois is widely published in literary journals and online ezines from American Poetry Review to Zone 3. She teaches Creative Writing at The College of New Jersey. To read some of her work, visit loismarieharrod.org.
August 14-19, 2016
Dexter's Inn, Sunapee, NH
I'm running the chapbook workshop for Peter, and I look forward to helping you create and organize a chapbook.