Award-Winning Author and Storyteller Kevin Strauss Presents:

 How To Write a “Darn Good” Poem


Learn how to turn an idea, image, or emotion into an effective and engaging poem. Poetry, with its artistic flexibility is one of the most efficient and enjoyable ways share an idea or feeling with someone else. The best part is that with the right instruction, anyone can write a poem! Find out how at these workshops.

Each class in this series stands alone and includes two hours of lecture, writing exercises, and small group discussions. Following each 2-hour workshop, participants can take part in a 30- minute “Writer’s Roundtable” where they can bring 1-2 pages of written work to read and get feedback from the group.

All participants can get written feedback on their writing via email with Award-Winning Author and Storyteller Kevin Strauss ( On the day of the last session, volunteers can read their work as part of the “Writer’s Read Concert”.

 All Workshops Take Place 6:00-8:30pm at the La Crescent Public Library; 321 Main Street, La Crescent

January 24— Introduction to Poetry

January 31 — Playing with Forms (Haiku, Cinquain, Sonnet, and Sestina)

February 7— Free Verse Isn’t Free (but it is fun)

February 14— Editing and Preparing Your Poems for Publication

February 14— 7:30pm Volunteer Poetry Concert

Come hear the poetry that your neighbors and friends have written.

To Register for this Free Workshop Series, Contact La Crescent Public Library:

Phone: 507-895-4047 E-mail:

 For Questions about the Workshops, Contact Kevin Strauss at or 507-993-3411


This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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