Narrative Poetry & Oral Tradition of Storytelling, w/ Monica Lee Weatherly
In this workshop, participants of all experience levels are invited to learn the history of narrative poetry and develop skills to create poetry that combines the rhythmical qualities of language with the traditional elements of a story including, character, plot, structure and theme.
This interactive writers workshop will be held as an in-person class at the Pat Conroy Literary Center (601 Bladen St., Beaufort) on February 4, 10:00 a.m. to noon. Limited to 15 participants. $45/person.
Monica Lee Weatherly is a poet, writer, and Professor of English at Georgia State University (Perimeter College). Her poem, “If I Had My Grandmama’s Praise” was the 2021 winner of the Willie Morris Prize for Southern Poetry. She is the author of a chapbook of poetry, It Felt Like Mississippi. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous literary journals, including Tulane Review, Plainsongs Magazine, Nzuri Journal, Merge Literary Magazine, Obsidian, South Florida Poetry Journal, and Auburn Avenue, a biannual publication showcasing the intellectual and creative voices of people of color.
She is a member of the Georgia Writers Association and is listed in the Georgia Writers Registry. Her writing often focuses on the culture and experiences of women of color in the American South.