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Coming to You LIVE! in 2021
Have you ever wanted to know how to write a haiku, a sonnet, poetry for children, or an ekphrastic poem? Have you wanted to learn more about poetry communities near you? Would you like to hear from teachers and students about the role poetry plays in and out of the classroom? If so, the Iowa Poetry Association through IPA LIVE! plans to bring members from across the state together for online workshops each month.
Our workshop line-up so far...
April is NATIONAL POETRY MONTH with special programming:
Then coming up...
...AND READINGS! HOW TO SIGN UP
IPA LIVE! also features the voices of IPA poets. Members will have an opportunity to share their poetry during a series of online topical readings (see the schedule below). Poets who would like to read on the monthly topic should sign up by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line write POETRY READING and indicate in the body of the email the topic. Plan on sharing 3-5 poems (depending on length). We would like to hear from 6-8 poets per session. Sign-up is first come, first served. Poets should plan on reading only one time during the year as we would like to hear from as many Iowa poets as possible. See the calendar for reading topics below.
UPDATE TO READINGS: IPA LIVE! is making changes to the reading series guidelines. Any IPA member who would like to read as part of the series, even if you have read previously or have plans to read in the future, will have an opportunity to read during future programs. Please register with Dawn in advance, let her know the months when you would like to read. If someone would like to read who has yet to do so, they will be moved to the front of the RSVP line. It's still first come first served. We are looking for 6-7 readers per program, allotting 10 minutes per reader. Check out the topics by month as listed below.
TOPICS FOR MONTHLY POETRY READINGS:
WHEN and HOW TO JOIN IN to listen
Reserve the second Wednesday of the month for IPA workshop night, the fourth Wednesday of the month for IPA reading night. Workshops will take place from 7:00 - 8:00 pm. Login information will be distributed to those who RSVP in advance to email@example.com. In the subject line please write RSVP WORKSHOP for mini-workshop events. RSVP READINGS to listen to the monthly readings. Login information will be emailed prior to each event.
EMAIL and FACEBOOK REMINDERS
Monthly reminders will be emailed to IPA members who have email addresses. If you would like to make sure you're on the email list or to update your information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please join and check the Iowa Poetry Association Facebook page for reminders about upcoming monthly workshops and reading topics.
Check the IPA calendar on our Events page!
If you have questions, please email Dawn Terpstra at email@example.com, or call 641-521-1837.
Please join us LIVE! for new poetry connections in 2021.
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