Welcome to Button University!
Telling Truth: A Poetry Workshop (w/ Ollie Schminkey)
What is “truth?” How can you find yours? How do we tell our stories in ways that feel truthful to us? Where should we dive deeper? What should we leave out?
This 6-week workshop series, led by poet and author Ollie Schminkey, will give poets of all experience levels the tools to write and edit your own poems that speak to some part of your truth. We will extensively generate content, edit that content, and learn how to present that content in a mini chapbook. Everyone will come away from this workshop with not only a handful of poems you can be proud of, but the ability to self-publish those poems in a mini collection.
Beginners are welcomed and encouraged! Experienced folks are welcomed and encouraged! Everyone is welcomed and encouraged!
*Includes a free digital copy of Ollie Schminkey’s book, Dead Dad Jokes
Ollie Schminkey is a non-binary transgender poet/musician/artist based in St. Paul, MN. They’ve been a professional poetry coach for five years, and they facilitate, direct, and host many organizations. They have also represented the Twin Cities in numerous national poetry competitions, and they are the author of two chapbooks and their full-length poetry collection, Dead Dad Jokes (Button Poetry). You can find them touring nationally, making music, or playing with their cat Pete, who is always trying to eat things he shouldn’t.
For more, check out www.ollieschminkey.com