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Summer Wednesdays on Cooper Street: Photographic Poetry

Date & Time

Wednesday, July 10, 2024, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.




Writers House

305 Cooper Street Camden, NJ, 08081


Sienna Zeilinger

Summer Wednesdays on Cooper Street: Photographic Poetry

About This Workshop

Click. Shutter. Snapshot. Bring your camera lens to poetry! In this workshop, we will use the techniques of photographers in order to effectively capture seemingly ordinary moments in transcendent poetry. By studying the photographic poems of Ruben Quesada, Stephen Dunn, and Former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove, we will learn how to use lyricism and line breaks to craft our own poems that evoke human experience tied to a given time and place. Participants will leave the workshop with a photograph composed of words, not pixels. No camera necessary. Participants are encouraged to think about, and bring in if possible, a photo from childhood. Open to adults of all levels and youth 14+.

Price: Free for Camden residents and Rutgers-Camden students; $20 for general.

Summer Wednesdays on Cooper Street 

Build your own lineup of Cooper Street Workshops with us this summer! Option to join us for dinner in between workshops. Buy June & July workshops and receive 50% off August workshops. On-site story time for children offered by the Camden Public Library.