A virtual generative workshop exploring the history and usefulness of elegies today Meets virtually (we will send you a link) Saturday, July 24, 12:00-2:00 p.m. EST Register Today
Elegy noun 1. a mournful, melancholy, or plaintive poem, especially a funeral song or a lament for the dead. 2. a poem written in elegiac meter. 3. a sad or mournful musical composition
We are surrounded by loss of some type but how do we process it, mourn it, even celebrate and honor it? In this live virtual workshop we will explore the life of elegies as a poetic form in today's time. By looking at and discussing classical and contemporary elegies (mostly contemporary), you will be guided into writing your own.
Over our two hours, we will discuss:
Use and purpose of traditional elegies
Similarities and differences between classical and contemporary elegies
How and why to consider writing elegies today
Our own approach to writing elegies
We won't "workshop" each others poems but you will be given prompts and support to write at least two elegies, plenty of samples of elegies, time to discuss elegies and why write them today.