This poetry board game introduces players to the magic of language by guiding participants through three phases of writing a poem: rough draft, workshop, and revision. Inspired by the 1920’s Surrealist parlor game Exquisite Corpse, these sessions combine elements of unpredictability, chance, unseen intention, and group collaboration.
Through entertaining exercises, Matthew Flynn helps participants build skills that they can apply to screenwriting or any form of comedic writing. Participants pitch episode ideas to classmates, learn structure, character development, world creating and how to mold jokes that are both visual and dialogue driven.
Rosalind Brackenbury demystifies the poem as she leads students through the basic elements needed to write a successful piece. Brackenbury has taught in schools, colleges and in adult education. She was Creative Writing Fellow at William and Mary in 2006 and 2012, and served as the Key West Poet Laureate.