Cracking Open The Poetic Voice: a Workshop with Paul Corman-Roberts
Join us January 28th at 7 p.m. for a Narrative Journey that Will Help Fiction and Non-fiction Writers Alike
Find Your Poetic Voice with Paul Corman-Roberts
This 2+ hour workshop led by Paul Corman-Roberts is a series of close narrative readings and generative exercises designed to help not just poets but also prose and fiction writers the opportunity to expand the voices within their own imaginations. Find your authentic voice without appropriating or using language that sounds forced. A series of narrative based works, ascending in difficulty from stripped down, minimalistic poetry to the complexities of language poetry will help scene writers of all genres break through voice blockage in their process. At the end of this workshop writers will have at least three different “flash” starts or WIPs that can serve to augment current projects or start new ones.
"Work in any discipline or genre benefits greatly when writers can more skillfully hone to the emotional core." — Paul Corman-Roberts
About Paul Corman-Roberts
Paul Corman-Roberts is the author of four chapbooks and two full-length collections of prose poetry, including Bone Moon Palace from Nomadic Press in 2021. He is a four-time nominee for Pushcart, Best of the Web, and the Northern California Book Award. He is an MA/MFA Graduate of the New College of California Poetics program where he studied with David Meltzer, Genny Lim, and Neeli Cherkovski. In addition to teaching at SF Creative Writing Institute, he also teaches workshops for the Older Writer’s Lab at the San Francisco Public Library and works in the Oakland Unified School District. He was a founder of the Beast Crawl Literary Festival in Oakland, California.