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Sunday, April 7 • 11:30am - 12:45pm
10A: The Textures and Music of Language: Learning from Poets
Limited Capacity seats available

Poetry is to prose as dancing is to walking, wrote Paul Valery, and in this session we will explore how prose writers can pick up a few dance moves from poets. By looking closely at the stories and memoirs of poets such as Gregory Pardlo, Beth Ann Fennelly and Natasha Tretheway, we will consider what it means to pay attention to music and imagery, form and figurative language, and how we can apply these tools to the worlds of fiction and non-fiction. Through a mixture of lecture and guided writing exercises, participants can expect to leave this session writing prose that sounds anything but prosaic.

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Ben Berman

Ben Berman’s first book, Strange Borderlands, chronicled his time as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Zimbabwe and won the 2014 Peace Corps Award for Best Book of Poetry and was a finalist for the Massachusetts Book Awards. His second book of poems, Figuring in the Figure, turned its... Read More →

Sunday April 7, 2019 11:30am - 12:45pm EDT
Tremont Room - 4th Floor