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September 3, 2020 from 12PM to 1:30PM CDT
Online, WI

Poetry in many ways is the ideal creative outlet for those who want to continue to write regularly but who have a limited amount of time available each day to set aside for creative pursuits. Why? Even though we might think of poetry as a difficult form, it doesn’t have to be that way. Once we break through a few myths and perceived difficulties, we can begin to see that poetry can be an efficient, spontaneous, low-pressure, high reward creative outlet, perfect for the busy creative.

This is an online workshop. The day of the workshop you will receive an email with the link to the Zoom video chat. If you can't find the email with the link, please check your spam folder. If you have any questions, please contact us at You can access the online class via computer or cell phone with an internet connection.

Troy Hess - Instructor & Owner of On the Yahara

About Your Instructor, Troy Hess

Troy Hess is the founder of On the Yahara. A Wisconsin native, Troy has enjoyed nature and the process of writing for as long as he can remember. His passion for writing led him to complete a minor in English from UW-La Crosse and a Master of Arts in Creative Writing & Poetry from Winona State University, as well as to teach college English for 10 years at Viterbo University and Western Wisconsin Technical College.

Nowadays you can find Troy volunteering as a Land Restoration Team Leader for the UW Arboretum, writing for CHEW Magazine, teaching OTY workshops at Olbrich Gardens or the Arboretum, or writing about his favorite books, recipes, and travel destinations.

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