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INTENSIVE POETRY (2023 Summer Conference)

  • Friday, July 21, 2023
  • 8:30 AM
  • Sunday, July 23, 2023
  • 10:00 AM
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2023 Summer Conference

Advanced Poetry Seminar

The seminar has a limit of SEVEN participants on a first-come, first-served basis. After registering, please send a poem you have written and a favorite poem by another poet to Linda by July 1. (

Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.~ Rumi 

Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.~Maya Angelou
Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.~ Simone Weil

This generative workshop is based on getting to first thought, connecting with your senses and mining memories. We will form a supportive community and write daily from prompts, poems, music, art and objects. You will enter the creative process, find an authentic voice and leave with new poems and ideas for new writing. Take a risk. Join us and set your writing life on fire! 

Please ask about fee scholarships which are available for this class if needed.

LINDA LEEDY SCHNEIDER, a psychotherapist in private practice and poetry mentor, was awarded The Contemporary American Poetry Prize by Chicago Poetry.  She has written six collections of poetry including Through My Window: Poetry of a Psychotherapist (Plain View Press).  A former faculty member at Aquinas College and Kendall College of Art and Design, Linda facilitates workshops nationally including The Manhattan Writing Workshop which she founded and has led since 2008. Editor of two poetry anthologies by poets she has mentored, Poems From 84th Street (Pudding House Publications) and Mentor’s Bouquet (Finishing Line Press), Linda’s poetry was included in Not a Muse: The Inner Lives of Women, a World Poetry Anthology for which she produced a reading to benefit The International Women’s Writing Guild at The Bowery Poetry Club (NYC). She conducts workshops on Poetry Therapy for the National Association of Social Workers’ Annual Conference.  Linda has been the featured poet at readings in New York City, Chicago, Detroit, Taos, Ann Arbor, and Grand Rapids.

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