Join poets Beth Gylys and Dustin Brookshire for, yes, you guessed it, a villanelle workshop.
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Workshop Description: This workshop is about villanelles! Join us for this, yes, you guessed it, a villanelle workshop. We’ll spend the first part of our time together reading villanelles and discussing what makes them a successful use of the form. We’ll look at ways to apply our discussion to our own writing. The second half of the workshop will be spent workshopping a villanelle that you’ve written. We’ll end by sending you on your way with a prompt to write a new villanelle.
Beth Gylys is a professor of creative writing at Georgia State University and the award-winning author of four books of poetry and two chapbooks–with a collaborative book and a chapbook forthcoming. Her most recent collection, Body Braille, was published in 2021 by Iris Press and was named a 2021 Book All Georgians Should Read. Her work has appeared in many journals, and anthologies, most recently on the Best American Poetry Blog and in the James Dickey Review, 32Poems, and Limp Wrist. She and Dustin co-edited a special villanelle issue of Limp Wrist in the summer of 2021.
Dustin Brookshire, a finalist for the 2021 Scotti Merrill Award, is the founder/editor of Limp Wrist and curator of the Wild & Precious Life Series, a Zoom-based poetry reading series. He is the author of the chapbooks Love Most Of You Too (Harbor Editions, 2021) and To The One Who Raped Me (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2012). Dustin’s work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has been published in a number of journals. He has been anthologized in Divining Divas: 100 Gay Men on their Muses (Lethe Press, 2012) and The Queer South: LGBTQ Writers on the American South (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2014). Visit Dustin online at www.dustinbrookshire.com.
***This workshop is a production of Reading Queer. All workshops are designed as safe creative spaces for the LGBTQ+ identified or allied writers. We welcome all writers at all levels from around the world.