Workshops, Classes, Seminars

Poetry Society of South Carolina
Monthly Writers Group
Facilitated by Lisa M. Hase-Jackson
Fourth Saturday of Each Month
Must be PSSC Member to Participate
More information here


2019 Poetry Summer Camp, May/June 2019
Registration Cost: $25.00 per class, $100 for all five weeks
Registration Deadline: TBA
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This  five-week course will jump start your summer poetry writing and is suitable for writers of all levels and any genre. Whether new to the craft or a long-time practitioner, this class will help you bring greater focus and new energy to your poetry.

Each lesson will center on a particular skill and include sample readings and discussion of the week’s craft topic. A selection of representative poems meant to spark lively discussion will be included as will a number of fun and engaging writing prompts.

Students are invited to write a poem each week in response to any of the readings or to a suggested writing prompt. While sharing is always optional, students may share their work with each other on a private discussion board. Students are also free to simply follow along with the weekly lessons.

Feedback on poems from available on request.

  • Week One: Adding vivid details and sensory images to your poems
  • Week Two: Creating surprising similes, metaphors, and other figurative images
  • Week Three: Narrative to imagination (moving from chronology to association)
  • Week Four: Story and Structure (beyond static forms)
  • Week Five: Music and Imagination (learning to move from image to image)