Just in time for Valentine’s Day, learn the history and craft of the sonnet. Combining passionate feeling with precise logic, expansive form with tight turns, the sonnet is a lively combination of about 140 syllables, now nearly 800 years old. It continues to fascinate us with its possibilities and power. It’s a rocket ride through the history of the sonnet - reading many of the greatest from the past and present, and including exercises and a workshop to get you going on writing your own. Tuition includes light refreshments. 

Instructor: Brian Calvert
When:  Tuesday, February 12
Time:  5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $35

Brian Calvert is the Managing Editor of High Country News, the nation's leading source of reporting on the American west. A fourth-generation Wyoming native, he grew up in Pinedale and graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 1994 with a BA in English liberal arts and minors in writing and media studies. He has worked as a foreign correspondent, writer, audio journalist, and most recently, a Ted Scripps Fellow in Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado. After extensive time in Cambodia, China and Afghanistan, Brian has a new appreciation for the West and is thrilled to be back. When he's not working, you can find him outside, trying to regain his mountain hardiness. He is also earning an MFA in Poetry at Western.