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201 W. Mifflin Street
Madison, WI

June 2016

writing about now / dylan weir

What are the things most immediate to a poet? This program will encourage participants to interrogate your present moment and also where you are from. We will ask ourselves how these things define us, or not. Using the basic elements of poetic craft, we will discuss voice, form, sensory detail, and the importance of the image in a poem. We will end up learning about each other and ourselves.

Class consists of instruction and writing exercises. 3 sessions, 1.5 hours each.

Instructor: Dylan Weir is an MFA candidate in Poetry at the University of Wisconsin, Madison where he teaches creative writing. He has work in (or forthcoming from): Rhino, The Boiler, decomP, Blue Earth Review, H_NMG_N, Rust+Moth & others. Dylan is a Co-Editor of Devil’s Lake and recently placed second in The Great Lakes Review Poetry Prize. He also received an MA with Distinction in English Literature from DePaul University where his thesis was a manuscript of poems titled dipsomania. 

Saturdays, June 4, 11 & 18 from 3:00-4:30pm @ Central Library

Free with advance registration

For all ages

Maximum enrollment: 20

Registration for this class is open and remain open throughout the duration of the class

Each workshop is free with advance registration. We encourage you to attend all consecutive sessions with the instructor, but it is not mandatory. Registration will open one month before the first session. Once each class fills, there will be a short wait list. If you have any questions about signing up for classes, please contact volunteer workshop coordinator, Aaron Fai at

This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.