Project Description

Introduction to Poetry Writing:

A Creative Writing Course with Heidi Lynn Nilsson


  • Days: Wednesdays

  • Dates: February 8 – March 15, 2023  [No class Feb 22]

  • Times:

    • Morning Class: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • Length: 5 Weeks / 3 Hours Each Week
  • Cost:

    • OCAF Members: $165
    • Non-members: $215

  • Ages: 18+
  • Skill Level: All
  • Location:
    School Street Studios Building,
    34 School Street, Watkinsville, GA 30677

Class Description:

If you’ve never written poetry before, but you’ve always wanted to try, then this class is for you! Or if you’ve written for years but would like to ripen the fundamental stuff of poetry in your body of work, then this class is also for you! We’ll be writing one poem per week while we consider how to employ imagery, syntax, metaphor, and music to make a poem resonate. We’ll celebrate and develop our unique voices. We’ll tenderly mete out our hearts. 

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Heidi Lynn Nilsson
Heidi Lynn NilssonInstructor
Heidi Lynn Nilsson holds a BA from the University of Virginia and an MFA in Writing from Washington University in St. Louis. She is the author of two poetry collections, “For the Fire from the Straw,” and “The Math of Gifts.” Her poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, American Poet, The New Young American Poets anthology, and the New Voices anthology from The Academy of American Poets. She lives in Oconee County with her husband and three daughters.