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How to Write a Shakespearean Sonnet

March 15 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 PM
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March 15 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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CFCArts teaching artist Chris HIcks will help you explore the Bard’s words and forms, and in the process, soon be writing poetry with ease.

In this creative workshop you will see
That sonnet writing really isn’t hard.
We’ll work on form and creativity
And write a poem worthy of the Bard.

You’ll play around with Shakespeare’s words and form
And maybe even add some ‘Thou’s’ and ‘Thee’s’.
Iambic rhythm will become the norm;
We’ll have you writing poetry with ease.

So join us for an hour or so of fun —
You’ll write a poem better than this one!!

This program is presented by Chris Hicks of Central Florida Community Arts and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.

About the Presenter:

Chris Hicks relocated to Orlando from the Chicago area, where she headed up a highly recognized high school theatre program and taught Honors and Advanced Placement English classes. Chris has a bachelor’s degree in Speech/ Theatre from Northern Illinois University and a master’s degree in Teaching from National Louis University. Chris’ involvement with CFCArts includes teaching the Narrators! class as well as creative writing and acting workshops throughout the community. In her spare time, she enjoys costuming and performing with theaters, most notably as Ethyl in “On Golden Pond” and Mae Peterson in “Bye Bye Birdie,” where she was recognized by the Orlando Sentinel as one of Orlando Theatre’s Best of 2019 Performers.

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