Long Story Short
School of Writing
'The tribute to learning is teaching.'
You, Me and Poetry
Instructor:  Floriana Hall

"Calling all poets, young and old, novice and even expert."  A teaching course on how to write different types of wholesome rhyming poetry.  Each month or interval, I will present a simple form of poetry, the rules, and some tips.  There will be acrostic, tanka, haiku, personification, diamante, cinquains, clerihew, limericks, and others.

Poets will post their work on a lesson board where classmates can view and critique their poetry, ask questions, and become acquainted with other poets.  A chance for all poets to send their beautiful messages to others."

According to Webster's Third College Edition Dictionary, a poem is defined as "an arrangement of words written or spoken, traditionally a rhythmical composition, sometimes rhymed, expressing experiences, ideas or emotions in a style more concentrated, imaginative, and powerful than that of ordinary speech or prose; some poems are in meter, some in free verse."

To me, writing poetry is like music that is played with abandon.  My poems usually come to me upon awakening at five AM, and literally 'pop into my mind.'  I jot them down with my busy pen and then fall back to sleep.  Whatever your method of composing poetry is, know that the beautiful messages help others.  Poems paint pictures in the mind about places others may not have seen, or ideas and thoughts to touch another's soul.  Poems tell stories, make people laugh, or are an outlet for heartache.

With this in mind, I am calling all poets to join my teaching course on how to write different types of wholesome, rhyming, poetry.  Each month, a simple form of poetry will be featured, with rules, and some tips.  There will be acrostic, tanka, haiku, personification, diamante, cinquains, clerihew, limericks, and others.

A biography and poem of a master poet will also be a special attraction.

There will also be a contest each month.  A different painting will be displayed monthly which will inspire all you poets out there to compose a poem about it.  The colorful portraits will be from Jack Richard's Studio, a renowned artist, in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and each entrant will be sent a copy.  The winning poem (up to 30 lines), written in response to the picture, will be published in the ezine, Long Story Short and author will receive copy of my five star book, DADDY WAS A BAD BOY, nonfiction and written in a Christian manner, by SterlingHouse Publisher of Pittsburgh, Pa. 

So don your thinking caps, or perhaps you will be inspired just by looking at the contest picture.

Term: Once per month for 12 months
Tuition: $75
Limit: n/a
Class start:  Every Wednesday thereafter.
Private Mentoring Option: $25
Private Tutoring -Contact Floriana.

    Floriana Hall, b. 10/2/27, Pittsburgh, Pa., graduate and Distinguished Alumna of Cuyahoga Falls High School, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, attended Akron University, married Robert Hall 59 years, five children, nine grandchildren, one great –granddaughter, author/editor of ten nonfiction inspirational books, SMALL CHANGE, self published; THE ADVENTURES OF FLOSSIE, ROBBIE, AND JUNEY During The Great Depression (2006), published by www.Booksurge.com; THE SANDS OF RHYME, poetry, self published; DADDY WAS A BAD BOY (to be ordered from me); OUT OF THE ORDINARY SHORT STORIES, published by www.Authorhouse.com; HEARTS ON THE MEND (2006), published by www.PublishAmerica.com; FRANCIS, NOT THE SAINT (2008), published by www.Booksurge.com; GATHERING GRACES, poetry (2008) printed by www.Cyberwit.net  to be ordered from me.
       Founder/coordinator of the Poet’s Nook at Cuyahoga Falls Library, Editor of  The Poet’s Nook’s three books, THROUGH OUR EYES, POEMS OF BEAUTIFUL NORTHEAST OHIO, POET’S NOOK POTPOURRI, and new book, TOUCHING THE HEARTS OF GENERATIONS, to be ordered from me.  Winner of many poetry contests.  Published in United States, England, France and India.  Poetry teacher, under YOU, ME, AND POETRY, for www.LssWritingSchool.com
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Website:  http://www.alongstoryshort.net/FlorianaHall.html

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