Drink & Draft Poetry Roadshow Writing Workshops

In-Person Workshops are 4th Tuesdays from 6 pm - 8 pm, Central Standard Time (CST)
Our in-person workshops are theme based generative writing sessions.

Workshops are co-presented with Barbara Barrows of the Non-Intimidating Writing Workshop

  • Workshops are in-person and free.

  • All levels of poetry writing skill are welcome.

  • New members always welcome

  • The workshops take place at the Society 57 coffeehouse after hours, so bring your own coffee if you want any. DIRECTIONS

  • Just bring a pen or pencil and some paper.

Online Workshops are 2nd Saturdays from 11 am - 1 pm, Central Standard Time (CST)
They alternate between small group revision and theme based generative writing sessions.

Future Workshop Dates & Topics

11/13/2021 ONLINE: Small Group Revision
Bring a poem to get group feedback for future revisions or just contribute to the conversation.

11/30/2021 IN PERSON: Generative Writing Workshop
I Never Knew: Poems about Families
We will write poems based on the theme of our sometimes complicated relationships with our family.

12/11/2021 ONLINE: Generative Writing Workshop
Odes: What (or who) do you appreciate?
Read contemporary poems that celebrate a person, place, thing, or idea, and then write your own.

12/28/2021 IN PERSON: Generative Writing Workshop
Topic TBD

1/8/2022 ONLINE: Small Group Revision
Bring a poem to get group feedback for future revisions or just contribute to the conversation.

1/25/2022 IN PERSON: Generative Writing Workshop
Dear You: Epistolary Poems
We will write poems that are in the form of letters addressed to other another or ourselves.

2/12/2022 ONLINE: Generative Writing Workshop
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We will look at models and advice for writing list poems, and then we write our own poems.

2/22/2022 IN PERSON: Generative Writing Workshop
Topic TBD

3/12/2022 ONLINE: Small Group Revision
Bring a poem to get group feedback for future revisions or just contribute to the conversation.

3/22/2022 IN PERSON: Generative Writing Workshop
All About You: Self-Portrait Poems
We will read and write poems that paint a portrait of ourselves.

4/9/2022 ONLINE: Generative Writing Workshop
Lines & Stanzas & How to Use Them

Poetic lines and stanzas are important, but often underused, tools. We will look at some different takes on how to use both in your own poems.

4/26/2022 IN PERSON: Generative Writing Workshop
Topic TBD

5/14/2022 ONLINE: Small Group Revision
Bring a poem to get group feedback for future revisions or just contribute to the conversation.

5/24/2022 IN PERSON: Generative Writing Workshop
Haikus & American Sentences
We will try our hand at modern haikus and Allen Ginsberg's own version, the American Sentence.

6/11/2022 ONLINE: Generative Writing Workshop
Generating Better Imagery in Your Poems
Try out some exercises and techniques for more effectively using metaphors, similes, and specificity in your poetry.

6/28/2022 IN PERSON: Generative Writing Workshop
Topic TBD

7/9/2022 ONLINE: Small Group Revision
Bring a poem to get group feedback for future revisions or just contribute to the conversation.

8/13/2022 ONLINE: Generative Writing Workshop
Persona Poems: Using Another Voice
Learn about a variety of approaches to writing with a different point of view and voice than your own.

9/10/2022 ONLINE: Small Group Revision
Bring a poem to get group feedback for future revisions or just contribute to the conversation.

10/8/2022 ONLINE: Generative Writing Workshop
Abecedarian & Golden Shovel Poems

We will look at and write poems with forms that add an extra line and dimension down the side of the poem.

11/12/2022 ONLINE: Small Group Revision
Bring a poem to get group feedback for future revisions or just contribute to the conversation.

12/10/2022 ONLINE: Generative Writing Workshop
Repetition Again: Writing Pantoums
Pantoums are a poetry form that uses repeated lines and subtle shifts in meaning which are great for meditative and memory poems.

1/14/2023 ONLINE: Small Group Revision
Bring a poem to get group feedback for future revisions or just contribute to the conversation.

2/11/2023 ONLINE: Generative Writing Workshop
Creating Badass Poem Titles
Let's write some titles! Poem titles are so important for framing and enhancing a poem. We will look at suggestions writing effective ones.

3/11/2023 ONLINE: Small Group Revision
Bring a poem to get group feedback for future revisions or just contribute to the conversation.

4/8/2023 ONLINE: Generative Writing Workshop
Repetition, Rhythm, & Rhyme in Poems
We will do some exercises to build our skills in using using sound devices in poems (e.g. anaphora, alliteration, assonance, rhyme, consonance) and try them out in our own poems.