Aspiring poets who want to develop their writing and presentation skills will have a chance to work with Cupertino Poet Laureate David Denny at a series of free workshops starting June 20 in Cupertino.
The introductory-level workshops will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, June 20, July 18, and Aug. 15 in the Cupertino Library Story Room, 10800 Torre Ave. Students are free to attend one or all of the workshops which will last about 90 minutes each.
Denny will start each workshop with basic instruction and guidance on how to write a poem, using published models as examples. The balance of each session will be spent writing and sharing poetry with other participants. Students need to bring their own paper and pens.
Sponsored by the City of Cupertino Poet Laureate, the sessions are designed for adults of all ages and are open to residents of Cupertino and nearby communities.
Denny is a resident of the Cupertino and a professor at De Anza College where he teaches Literature, Introduction to Poetry and other courses. Prior to joining De Anza, he was a 1985-86 graduate teaching fellow in playwriting and poetry writing at the University of Oregon.
Denny’s latest book of poems, Plebeian on the Front Porch, is available from Finishing Line Press (www.finishinglinepress.com). The entire collection is about living in Cupertino.
Denny was named the first Poet Laureate of Cupertino last September. His two year term concludes Sept. 30, 2013.
For details about the workshops call 408-446-1677, or send an email to PoetLaureate@cupertino.org.