Celtic Junction Arts Center

Weaving the traditions of Dance, Music, Art & Language

836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN, 55104

From Inner Song to Printed Book: how to write a publishable poetry collection, Oct 7 - 28

10am - 1pm. Sat, Oct 7, 14, and 28 (no class Oct 21). $108 in advance, $115 at the door. Students may purchase a copy of the teacher's poetry collection, Approaching the Gate at the first session for $15 or buy it online. To register: contact Lynette Reini-Grandell directly at lynette.reini-grandell@normandale.edu. Checks payable to: Celtic Junction Arts Center.

Draw on family memories, cultural heritage, mystical symbolism, and the magical Midwest to unfold connecting themes and articulate your personal poetic voice. Study models from the author/teacher, engage in discussions, discover the potential of point of view characters, and complete in-class exercises to kick start your poetry manuscript.

Lynette Reini-Grandell received her PhD in English literature from the University of Minnesota and is the author of Approaching the Gate, winner of the 2015 Northeastern Minnesota Book Award for Poetry, and the forthcoming Wild Verge. She researches world mythology and oral poetry traditions and has studied folksong at the Sommelo Ethno Music Festival in Kuhmo, Finland. An alum of the Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference and the Sewanee Writers Conference, she has received grants for her work from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Finlandia Foundation. She is a professor of English at Normandale Community College.