ONLINE | Pop Up: Joyful Noise! Writing from the poems of Joy Harjo

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This workshop will be held on the online video conferencing platform, Zoom. The dates and times will remain the same. You can view brief tutorials on using the platform here.

Join us for a poetry lunch break to read and discuss a couple of uplifting poems from our U.S. Poet Laureate, Joy Harjo. Then, using the poems or a prompt from the instructor, we’ll write for 15-20 minutes. We’ll end the class by sharing some of our work with each other.

About Melanie Figg

Melanie Figg, author of the award-winning poetry collection, Trace, has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and others. As a certified professional coach, she offers women’s writing retreats and helps writers to finish projects, tame their inner critics, and add more ease and productivity to their creative lives. More about her at: www.melaniefigg.net.

Teaching Style: With over 25 years of teaching expertise, Melanie is a skilled and generous instructor. Her classes are well-organized but flexible—and include an effective combination of discussion, lecture, and in-class exercises/workshops. She also offers detailed, helpful feedback on student work with clear ideas of how to proceed with revision. Melanie is determined that students leave her classes with new skills, a deeper understanding of craft, and a lasting excitement for writing and reading.

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