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TRAHC hosts poetry class starting on Feb. 23

TRAHC hosts poetry class starting on Feb. 23

February 17th, 2019 by Gazette Staff in Texarkana News
Agnes Tirrito

The Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council hosts Papers & Poetry workshops starting Feb. 23 and running monthly through May.

Local writer, artist and teacher Agnes Tirrito will teach the poetry workshop sessions, which run 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 23, March 23, April 27 and May 25. Because it's a recurring class, participants can join during any session.

Students will explore poetry and poetic language by reading and listening to a particular poet each session. Then they will write themselves, using guided techniques with free-writing, found poetry, creating meaningful phrases and writing their own variations on poems.

Poets studied include Mary Oliver, Langston Hughes, Lucille Clifton and Billy Collins. Students will also keep their writing by making a paper bag poetry book.

Each workshop session is $35, supplies included. Classes are held at the Regional Arts Center. To register or for more information, visit TRAHC.org or call 903-792-8681. At the website, click on Arts Classes under the Arts on Main tab.

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