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April Poetry Workshop: All Dressed Up: Formal Poetry

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April Poetry Workshop: All Dressed Up: Formal Poetry


Friday, April 14th from 6-7:30pm

Instructor: Carol Clark Williams
Non-Member Price: $25.00
Age: 15+


April 14, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Creative York Main Classroom
10 N Beaver St
York, PA 17401 United States
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Carol Clark Williams, Pushcart Prize nominee and winner of the NSPS Stevens Book Award and the Westmoreland Award for poetry, will be teaching a workshop on formal poetry. Students will do a thumbnail exploration of meter and rhyme and types of sonnets, and then work as a group to construct a Shakespearean sonnet, analyzing examples and utilizing “cheat sheets“; From there we’ll go on the individual creations of the form. 

Carol Clark Williams

Carol Clark Williams is poet laureate emerita of York, Pennsylvania, and founder of the “Poetry Spoken Here” readings for the open air Yorkfest arts festival. She is a winner of the NFSPS 2022 Stevens Chapbook Poetry Contest. Williams teaches poetry workshops for high school students, senior centers, support groups, and residents of institutions.

Carol’s poems have been published in print and online journals including Broadkill Review, Welcome to the Resistance, Fledgling Rag, Grasslimb, Mad Poets Review, Margie, Byline, PPS Prize Poems, and Encore. Her latest collection of poetry, Unpacking for the Journey, is available on Amazon or from

All supplies are included, though you are welcome to bring your own notebook!


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