Poems of Your Own: A Guide to Writing Personal Poetry

3 Sessions: Thursday, September 23, 30 & October 7

10:00 a.m. – Noon

On-Campus: SINK 233

Member Fee: $40, Non-Member Fee:  $50


Through his teaching, coaching and encouraging, students will learn to describe their feelings and experiences in poetry. Richard has organized his sessions into 39 Poet Points, each a small step toward writing a better, more meaningful poem.

Richard has felt for a long time that there is poetry in everyone. Both students new to his poetry and teaching and those who have heard him before will learn and grow from this course.

Richard Morgan grew up in Newburgh, New York, where he was encouraged to write poems and plays by his tenth grade English teacher (she was young and pretty and he had a crush on her). He attended SUNY-Albany, where he was the lone physics major in his creative writing class. Richard’s semester-long stint as a columnist for his college newspaper ended in his being fired!

The imagination that drove Richard then has led to eight published poetry books. After forty years in education, he retired to the New Jersey shore and then to Hendersonville, where he continues to write, lecture, and encourage budding poets.