Support Porch programming and Nashville's literary community by becoming a member!
MORE INFO>

Poetry-Curious: An Intro to Writing Verse

REGISTER >
SOLD OUT
IN PROGRESS
Mondays, 4 weeks
May 1
-
May 22
6:00 - 8:00 PM CT
INSTRUCTOR:
Anna B. Sutton
LOCATION:
Online via Zoom
$
192
FOR MEMBERS
$
213
FOR non-MEMBERS
Cancellation & Refund Policy >

Admit it - you're curious! If you've been toying with the idea of writing poetry but aren't sure where to start, we have the class for you.

This four-part series will help you go from "curious" to "well-versed" by providing a crash-course in voice, craft, canon, and what it means to embrace your inner poet. Each week, we'll discuss contemporary, multicultural writers and their work, build community through writing exercises and opportunities to share, and find ways to incorporate poetry into our daily lives. All are welcome.

Use code EARLYBIRD at checkout for 20% off through December 8!

Anna B. Sutton is a Nashville native living in North Carolina. Her book Savage Flower won the 2019 St. Lawrence Book Prize and was published this year by Black Lawrence Press. Her work has appeared in Indiana Review, Third Coast, Copper Nickel, Booth, Los Angeles Review, and other journals. A graduate of Hume-Fogg and Appalachian Center for Craft at TN Tech, Anna moved to North Carolina to pursue a MFA in Poetry from UNC Wilmington, which she received in 2013, along with a James Merrill Fellowship from Vermont Studio Center. In 2022, Anna completed her MEd in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and received her North Carolina counselor's license. She currently works at Lifeologie Raleigh & Durham and Spring Lake Ranch Therapeutic Community.

What Our Students Say

"Anna fostered a caring and nurturing environment within our class and encouraged everyone to be kind, gentle, and to take care of one another and ourselves. Because of her, I'm feeling inspired to continue to grow my writing practice."

"Anna Sutton is an amazing teacher and facilitator! She led us through class with such gentleness and grace."

more classes

Writing Setting: Reaching Deeper into Real and Imaginary Spaces

Lee Conell

Class DETAILS >

Novel Jumpstart

Lucas Schaefer

Class DETAILS >

Words and Music: A Collaboration with the Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra (TEENS)

Yurina Yoshikawa

Class DETAILS >