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Charlotte Lit presents: TELL IT LIKE IT IS: poetry class with Paul Tran | Charlotte

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Members $45 | Non-members $60

In-Person in Studio Two

Course Details

While what we have heard is true—that we should “show, not tell”—sometimes we have to tell it like it is. In this generative writing workshop, we will read “Autobiography of Eve” by Ansel Elkins and defi ne the “it” as the discovery the poet makes about the emotional or psychological landscape of their lived experience. We will look at how the act of discovery rather than the act of announcement must always be a priority in poetry, and we will see how fundamental elements of poetry—such as syntax, received form, and the image—can be used to show AND tell the discovery “like it is.” Finally, we will write new poems that demonstrate what we will have learned together and hold a Q&A that invites any questions poets might have about their poems, poetry, and poetry writing.

A complete list of Charlotte Lit’s 2022-2023 Writing Classes can be found at the event website listed below.


October 22
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Charlotte Lit
(704) 315-2131
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Charlotte Lit
1817 Central Avenue, Room 302
Charlotte, NC 28205 United States
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(704) 315-2131