COME AND TRY OUT YOUR NEW WORK ON US!
Evanston Public Library
Church & Orrington
1:30-4:30 — Room 108
Maureen Tolman Flannery’s most recent volume of poems is Tunnel into Morning. Her other books includeDestiny Whispers to the Beloved, A Fine Line, and the Pulitzer-Prize-nominated Ancestors in the Landscape.Although she grew up in a Wyoming sheep ranch family, Maureen and her actor husband Dan have raised their four children in Chicago. Her poems have appeared in fifty anthologies and two hundred literary reviews, including Birmingham Poetry Review, Xavier Review, Calyx, Pedestal, Atlanta Review, Karamu, North American Review, Poetry East, and Santa Fe Literary Review.
TOPIC: Once more, THE VILLANELLE
The Villanelle is a form that, with wise early choices, almost writes itself. Enhance it by making the repetition and rhyme scheme serve the meaning and the mood. Increase the music with the use of assonance and internal rhyme. We’ll take a fresh look at how the masters have utilized and manipulated the form, or taken liberties you may want to emulate or expand on, in making the Villanelle work for you.
Bring 17 or more copies (2 page limit) of a poem you want critiqued.*$5 – $10 donation appreciated.
This project is partially supported by grants from: Poets & Writers, the Illinois Arts Council
and The MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.