Applying the Tools of Poetry to Your Prose, workshop by expert member Jennifer Freed
What has poetry got to do with your screenplay, memoir, or short story collection? You don’t have to be a poet to put its tools to work in your own writing. In this presentation, Jennifer Freed (Morse College, ’87) will talk about ways any writer can use devices such as sound, silence, and sentence structure to make her work more effective.
Since graduating from college in 1987, Jennifer Freed has worked primarily in adult education, both in the United States and overseas, as teacher of English, public speaking, and writing skills, as well as in the areas of teacher training and curriculum development. Currently, when not immersed in caring for her aging parents, she does free-lance editing and leads Craft of Writing workshops at her library and local community centers. Her prose has appeared in the Yale China Review, The Boston Globe Travel section, and 50-word stories. Her poetry appears in various online and print literary journals, ranging from Atticus Review to Zone 3. She was winner of the 2020 Samuel Washington Allen prize from the New England Poetry Club for her long poem sequence “Cerebral Hemorrhage” and has been a finalist for the O’Hara Prize multiple times. Her 2014 chapbook “These Hands Still Holding” was a finalist for the New Woman’s Voices contest, and her first full length poetry collection (a memoir in the form of poems) will be published by Kelsay in the spring of 2022. Please visit jfreed.weebly.com for more information.
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