Go Figure! Using Figurative Language To Get Beyond What You Know

A poetry workshop open to writers of all genres led by Montgomery County Poet Laureate 2014 Celebrity Judge J.C. Todd


Figurative language is basic to all imaginative writing. How do you develop poetic figures: image, metaphor, simile, metonymy? How can they enlarge what you write? Explode it, pop it, morph it, torque it, travel through time with it? We’ll use close reading to explore the effects of figurative language and prompts to launch 3 or 4 new creative pieces. 
If you wish to, bring 1 visual image (print or digital) or mental image that fascinates you although you are not sure why.


Place: Head House Books 619 South 2nd Street Philadelphia, PA

Date: Friday, February 21, 2014


Presented in Partnership with the Montgomery County Poet Laureate Program