The course is designed for youth (ages 14-18) beginning to write poetry for the first time, or who have been introduced to poetry and want to learn more. Students will participate in a two-week course of three-hour workshops. A theme will extend through the two weeks of Memorizing Ourselves - The Poems of Our Memories. Over the course of the two weeks, students will learn about key elements of poetry, various poetic techniques, read various poets and their writings, and discuss the crucial role of memory in writing their own poems.
Piper Writers Studio Instructor 2019
About Raquel Denis
Raquel Denis is a poet, teaching artist and musician from Phoenix, Arizona. She received her undergraduate degree from ASU in the English Literature Creative Writing program where she studied Poetry. She worked for Childsplay Theater, and currently volunteers with Cardboard House Press. Denis is currently applying to graduate school for an MFA in Poetry and hopes to gain the tools necessary to practice a lifestyle of writing