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Instructor, poet holds workshop for NE students

By Marc Hutchison/reporter

Students will get tips on how to become a better poet at Let’s Write a Poem! led by Rebecca Balcarcel 12:30 p.m. Oct. 5 in NACB 1114 on NE Campus.

“Students who want to participate in the Poetry Jam or enter the writing competition will get an edge if they come to the workshop,” she said.

Balcarcel is a NE English associate professor and a published poet. She has more than 40 publications including Palabras in Each Fist, a book of her poems released this year.

The workshop will uncover four key tips, Balcarcel said, to help students become better poets, and the participants will get to write a few lines.

“It will be a lot more fun if we get a bigger crowd,” she said.

The writing and skills center on NE Campus will host the event. In the past, the center has hosted other workshops on how to write a screenplay, become a writer and turn a story into a book.

Elizabeth Parrish of the writing and skills center said Balcarcel is the “natural choice” to conduct this workshop.

“The purpose of these workshops is to have different topics that will benefit students,” she said. “And students have requested this one.”

Students taking an English class would benefit from going, Parrish said, but anyone can attend.

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