Self-portraits can go deeper than describing what we see in the mirror. In this workshop, we’ll look at strategies used by famous authors to paint self-portraits in words, then we’ll use poetry prompts to explore differently layers of who we are.
Note: This class is scheduled to take place in-person at the Nashville Public Library’s downtown branch. The library requires all people to wear masks when inside the building. All Porch instructors have been fully vaccinated. We will be meeting in StudioNPL, which is on the 3rd floor next to the teen space. It’s a big room with lots of gadgets—you can’t miss it. (If you park in the library parking garage, stamp your ticket at the front desk to get 90 minutes free.)
Before moving to Nashville, Joe Kanewas an editor for several literary magazines and taught creative writing in Detroit Public Schools as a writer-in-residence of the Inside Out Literary Arts Project. His poems and stories have found many homes, including RHINO, Elimae, theEEEL, Clapboard House, The Splinter Generation, Cricket Online Review, Psychic Meatloaf, Right Hand Pointing, and the NPR podcast Versify.
Joe is the director of our Youth Education Programs.