No Business Like Show Business – Poetry Workshop with Lynn Domina

Writers in the Mountains (WIM) presents No Business Like Show Business, a six-week long poetry workshop with Lynn Domina, September 8 – October 13, 2020. The class will be held online Tuesdays, from 6 to 8 pm. Once they register and pay, participants will be given instructions on how to join the class.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph’s Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Shakespeare’s MacBeth. A German movie called Kästner und kleine Dienstag. What do these three things have in common? Lynn Domina has watched them all during this pandemic, partly because she couldn’t go anywhere, and partly because organizations have made performances available virtually that they wouldn’t have otherwise.

In this workshop, participants will write poems responding to movies, plays, concerts, and other types of performance. Participants can choose to explore one performance from multiple angles throughout the class, or they can respond to many different performances. The instructor will provide prompts each week which will vary wildly in technique, so everyone is sure to find something to enjoy. She will also provide links to example poems.

Lynn Domina is the author of many books, including two collections of poetry, Corporal Works and Framed in Silence. Her recent poetry appears or is forthcoming in The Alaska Quarterly Review, The Museum of Americana, The New England Review, Stone Canoe, and many other periodicals and anthologies. After living for many years in Delhi, NY, she moved to Marquette, Michigan in 2015. She currently serves as Head of the English Department at Northern Michigan University and as Creative Writing Editor for The Other Journal. Read more at

To register for this class, e-mail To register online, visit Class fee is $100, if you register and pay by August 18, and $125 after that. Registration deadline is September 1.

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