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GREENVILLE—Registration is now open for the North Carolina Writers' Network's second online class, "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do," led by poet Gabrielle Brant Freeman.

The class will take place on Wednesday, January 25, at 7:00 pm, online. This course is capped at forty (40) registrants, first-come, first-served.

Breaking up is hard to do. At least, that’s what they say. When writing poetry, knowing how and where to break a line can seem difficult, so Gabrielle would like to suggest that bringing a sense of play to breaking up lines and line revision can make it easier and fun! In this workshop, participants will experiment with several methods of breaking lines. Using various texts, they will discuss how line breaks create rhythm, pace, and meaning for the reader. Participants will have the option to submit a short piece of writing prior to the workshop date to be used interactively. Specific details will be sent to registrants in advance of the class.

Gabrielle Brant Freeman's poetry has been published in many journals, most recently in Barrelhouse, Hobart, Melancholy Hyperbole, Rappahannock Review, storySouth, and Waxwing. She was nominated twice for the Best of the Net, and she was a 2014 finalist. Gabrielle won the 2015 Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition. Press 53 published her first book, When She Was Bad, in 2016. Gabrielle earned her MFA through Converse College. Read her poems and more at

"Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" is the North Carolina Writers' Network's second offering in their 2016-2017 Winter Series. Additional online classes are planned for February and March.

"This new program initiative allows us to further our mission to connect and serve all the writers of North Carolina," said NCWN communications director Charles Fiore. "We view these online courses as a supplement to our current programs, and we remain committed to continuing to offer ample opportunities for all of us to get together face-to-face and in-person as well."

The online class "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" is available to anyone with an internet connection. Instructions for accessing the online class on Wednesday, January 25, will be sent to registrants no less than twenty-four hours prior to the start of class.

The nonprofit North Carolina Writers’ Network is the state’s oldest and largest literary arts services organization devoted to writers at all stages of development. For additional information, visit


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