September 2021

The Possibility of Poetry: Considering Verse in Fiction

Are you intrigued by all the novels in verse that are finding their way into the marketplace? Have you experimented with poetry or contemplated writing a novel in verse? In this workshop, we will explore differences between writing in verse and prose, look at a variety of middle grade and young adult mentor texts, and play with possibilities for using poetry in your own work.

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About Lecturer

About Megan E. Freeman

Megan E. Freeman attended an elementary school where poets visited her classroom every week to teach poetry, and she has been a writer ever since. Her debut middle grade novel, ALONE, won the Colorado Book Award, is an NCTE Notable Novel in Verse, a Goodreads Choice Award Finalist, and was included on over a dozen Best Of and state reading lists. Megan is also a Pushcart Prize-nominated poet and the author of the poetry chapbook, Lessons on Sleeping Alone. An award-winning teacher with decades of classroom experience, Megan is nationally recognized for her work leading workshops and speaking to audiences across the country. Megan used to live in northeast Los Angeles, central Ohio, northern Norway, and on Caribbean cruise ships. Now she lives in northern Colorado.