The Surprising Form of Memory: Writing a Pantoum, a workshop with Lauren Camp
Saturday, March 19, 2022
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Online via Zoom
$25 (BAG members); $30 (non-members)
The ancient pantoum is an ideal form for writing about the past. With a little direction, even uncertain writers are eased into shaping their crystalline memories, and more experienced writers will have the chance to delve into subjects that might not have opened up for them before.
Lauren will offer brief historical background on the form, then lead students in an idea-generating exercise to produce raw material for each student’s unique pantoum. Students will begin to see the juxtaposition and reverberation of sound and themes. Excitement builds quickly as students follow the form through to its ending.
Open to all levels.
Lauren Camp has written creative nonfiction and poetry for magazines, newspapers and journals. Her fifth collection of poetry, Took House, was published by Tupelo Press in 2020.