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Making Meaningful Poems: Generative Poetry Workshop

Generate new poems in this free eight-week class designed to kick your writing into gear. Each week we'll share our writing, find inspiration in published poems, and respond to in-class exercises to get going on the next piece. Throughout the class we'll discuss craft, experiment with new poetic forms, play with language and line breaks, and find out what sparks our process. Presented in partnership with Cleveland Public Library. 
This class will meet in person at the large meeting room at the South Branch of the Cleveland Public Library (3096 Scranton Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113). Masks are required to be worn at all times.
Instructor: Quartez Harris’ first book, Nothing, But Skin, was published in 2014 by Writing Knights Press. He is the first recipient of the Barbara Smith Writer-In-Resident at Twelve Literary Arts and a 2020 Baldwin House Fellow. He is represented by Mckinnon Literary Agency and has been featured in the Plain Dealer, IdeaStream, and a talk for the City Club of Cleveland. His works in progress are a picture book biography and young-adult novel. Learn more at To purchase a copy of his second poetry volume, We Made It to School Alive, visit
Details: Making Meaningful Poems: Generative Poetry Workshop takes place Saturdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 and November 6, 13 & 20 from 10am-12pm at the Cleveland Public Library South Branch (3096 Scranton Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113)
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