Poetry Forum Workshop with Bill Yarrow – Sunday, 11-22-15



Evanston Public Library

ROOM 108 – Small Meeting Room

Church & Orrington map


Bill Yarrow is the author of Blasphemer, Pointed Sentences, and four chapbooks. His poems have appeared in many print and online magazines including RHINO, FRiGG, THRUSH, and PANK. A multiple-time Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee, he is a Professor of English at Joliet Junior College where he teaches creative writing, Shakespeare, and film.


Topic: To Your Blasphemous Self Be True. Flannery O’Connor wrote, “The only way to the truth is through blasphemy.” In this session, we will confront our external and internal censors and explore strategies to evade or outwit them. Bring your courage. Leave your naysayer at home. Everything is permitted.


Drop in, have poems critiqued, and participate in an ongoing discussion of poetry and poetics. Sessions are free* and no registration is required.

Bring 15 or more copies (2 page limit) of a poem you want critiqued.

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.



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