Weekend Intensive: Poetry When It Counts—Weddings and Funerals (Denver)

$205.00 Members
$230.00 Non-members

Because this is an in-person workshop, by registering you are agreeing to follow our COVID-19 Safety Policy, which requires proof of vaccination for in-person workshops. If you aren't able to provide proof of vaccination by the first week of class, please consider one of our virtual workshops.

He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last forever: I was wrong.

— W. H. Auden, “Funeral Blues”

We've all been there. It's a wedding or a funeral and someone gets up who has decided it's time—even though they have no training or skill—to recite an original poem about the bride or the deceased, and it sounds like someone hitting a piano with an axe. The bottom line is that good intentions aren't good enough when you're trying to rise to such an important occasion. Accordingly, this course will look at the tradition of the wedding poem ("epithalamium") and the elegy, examining some of the very great ones and then imitating them, so that when your time to offer one arrives, you are prepared.

Please Note: This class will meet Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Saturday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 2:00 to 4:00 PM, and Sunday 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Instructor: David Rothman Learn More


Dec 10, 2021 10:00am - 4:00pmDec 11, 2021 10:00am - 4:00pmDec 12, 2021 10:00am - 4:00pm