Fri, July 8, 201112:00 PM
NOC Poetry Seminar set for July 8 and 9 at Kaw Lake
Northern Oklahoma College is offering a two-day poetry writing seminar on Friday, July 8, and Saturday, July 9, at NOC Cove on Kaw Lake.
The course will give aspiring area poets a chance to sharpen their skills through a series of guided exercises, small-group and large-group workshops, reading and discussion of selected poems by both well-known and relatively obscure American poets, and plenty of time for solitary reflection and writing.
Dr. Don Stinson, chair of NOC’s Language Arts Division and author of dozens of poems published in regional and national literary magazines and online, will facilitate the weekend’s sessions.
“Poetry is a little unusual among the arts because almost everyone writes poems at one time or another, but most people never study the art of poetry writing,” Stinson said. “This course is intended to be a fun, non-threatening way for people to dip their toes into a little bit of the ‘how to’ of writing poetry and meet other people who share a passion for words and ideas.”
The course, listed in the NOC schedule as ENGL 1450, is a one-credit hour class. In addition to tuition and fees for the one hour, participants pay a $20 fee to cover the costs of class materials, drinks, and food.
Sessions will run from 12-9 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday. Participants are welcome to bring bedding and toiletries and spend the night at the NOC Cove lodge building if they desire.
Current NOC students may enroll online, at the University Center in Ponca City, or at the campuses in Enid, Stillwater, or Tonkawa.
For information about being admitted to NOC and enrolling in the course, visit www.north-ok.edu . You may also call your local NOC registration office: in Enid, (580) 548-2275; in Stillwater, (405) 744-2246; and in Tonkawa, (580) 628-6220; or the University Center at (580) 718-5600