Clothesline Poems

Clothing is fashion, style, and armor. Whether we're getting decked out in formal wear or pulling something out of the hamper that passes the sniff test, we spend most of our lives dressed down, dressed to the nines, dressed to the hilt. In this workshop, we look at some examples of writing about clothes and using various exercises and prompts, participants craft their own poems. You can write about the last time she wore that red dress, my first bra, swimsuits (shudder), my favorite jeans, SHOES, bustiers, accessories, we all have a closet full of stories. Poets are given the option to share their work in the group.

Types of Instruction

Workshop: single or multiple sessions which may include instruction, writing exercises, and revision.

Class: single or multiple sessions with instruction, writing exercises, revision, and feedback.

Course: multiple session learning experience over time with direct instruction, writing exercises, revision, and feedback.

Launch and early facilitation of a Writers Group, a round table gathering of writers to share each other's writing and offer and receive feedback.

For more information, email valerie.lwason[at]