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Word Magic: A Poetry Workshop

David Oates, Host of “Wordland” on WUGA FM

Athens-Clarke County Library • Multipurpose Room C

2025 Baxter Street • Athens, Georgia • 706 613 3650 x343

Tuesday, August 28 – Thursday, August 30 • 6–8 pm

Poetry is a tradition going back thousands of years, predating written text, to ancient Sumeria, India, Japan and Africa. Poetry uses forms and conventions to suggest differential interpretation to words, or to evoke emotive responses, using devices such as assonance, alliteration, onomatopoeia and rhythm. Whether you prefer sonnets, haiku, or slam poetry, you’ll enjoy Word Magic: A Poetry workshop with accomplished Athens poet David Oates. Oates returns to ACCL to lead this poetry workshop with examples from his own and others’ work and exercises to help you get into the flow.

Mr. Oates has 30 years experience teaching writing, has had three books published, and his work has appeared in many magazines He is the host and producer of “Wordland” on WUGA FM. Oates received his master’s in creative writing from the University of Illinois—Chicago.

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