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I Need to Tell You Something

  • Stenton 4601 North 18th Street Philadelphia, PA, 19144 United States (map)

I Need to Tell You Something: A Poetry-Letter Writing Workshop

This workshop is being offered as part of a program on women and poetry at Stenton Mansion, one of Philadelphia's best preserved house museums. Join Sue Landers, Trapeta Mason, and Yolanda Wisher on March 17th to write and share your work in a one-of-kind location. Reception to follow. Space is limited. $10.

About Sue's Session

In this creative session, we will explore the epistolary form. Epistles have been popular for centuries as a means for poets to express everything from love to politics to apologies for having eaten the last plums in the fridge. Epistles balance the private and the public, the personal and the political, in ways unlike any other. Workshop attendees will read inspiring examples of the form from a cross-section of classic and contemporary poets—including Emily Dickinson, Major Jackson, Sonia Sanchez, Yolanda Wisher,  and others. 

If you have something you’ve been meaning to say to your best friend, your god, your boss, the city of Philadelphia, the president, or anything else really, join this workshop. Simple exercises and short poems will be provided. No previous poetry writing experience necessary.

Later Event: April 19
Reading at KGB Bar