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Date(s) - 04/07/2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Red Hen Press

The Joy of Cooking Poetry

Kim Dower and Ron Koertge
Saturday, Apr. 7, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Length: 1 day
Cost: $150 (10% off for returning students)

Master Class Description

Celebrate National Poetry Month with two poets who put National Poetry on the map! Kim Dower and Ron Koertge!

Learn how to write MORE than just a local poem — write a National one that all your local friends will envy! Poetry should bring joy to the writer and the reader and should be as entertaining to read as it’s fun to write.  Remember: a poem is about one thing and then it’s about the other thing!

Join us for some poetry fun with exercises, writing prompts, fever writing. Have a poetry workout! We’ll have poems to hand out and read aloud. Bring a poem you love — one written by yourself or someone else — and join us for an all day workshop.

Experience the bliss of a perfect line break! Awaken the national poet living inside you!  All levels of expertise welcome.



   Kim Dower

Kim Dower


Kim Dower’s first collection of poetry, Air Kissing on Mars (Red Hen Press, 2010), was on the Poetry Foundation’s Contemporary Best Sellers list, and her second, Slice of Moon (Red Hen Press, 2013), was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her work has been featured in Garrison Keillor’s “The Writer’s Almanac,” and Ted Kooser’s “American Life in Poetry,” and the anthology Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond, among others. The founder of the Literary Publicity Company, Kim-from-L.A., she lives in West Hollywood, California. Kim is also City Poet Laureate of West Hollywood, and will hold this position through October, 2018.




   Ron Koertge

Ron Koertge


Ron Koertge is the author of many celebrated novels, including Stoner & Spaz, Strays, and The Brimstone Journals, all American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults; Shakespeare Bats Cleanup, and American Library Association Top Ten Sports Books for Youth Selection; and The Arizona Kid, an  American Library Association pick for “one of the ten funniest books of the year.” A two-time winner of the PEN Literary Award for Children’s Literature, Ron lives in South Pasadena, California.


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