Introduction to Short Lyric Forms

Screen Shot 2020-02-13 at 5.01.51 PM

Join poet Lynnell Edwards

for an evening seminar at the Shape & Flow Studio
Thursday, March 26—6 to 8:30 PM at Shape & Flow Studio

This introduction to short lyric forms is a generative workshop. Prose poem? Flash fiction? Micro-memoir? Non-lineated verse? All the above. Join poet Lynnell Edwards for a genre-bending exploration of short forms with maximum impact. In this generative workshop, poets and prose writers will read contemporary examples of short-form creative writing to spark inspiration for our own drafts. Lynnell will include a discussion of expansive publication opportunities to follow.

photo Lynnell Edwards for Shape & FlowLynnell Edwards is Associate Programs Director and Professor of English for the Spalding’s School of Creative and Professional Writing. Edwards holds the PhD in Rhetoric and Composition as well as the MA with Creative Writing Thesis, both from the University of Louisville. She is author of three full-length poetry collections, CovetThe Highwayman’s WifeThe Farmer’s Daughter, and the chapbook Kings of the Rock and Roll Hot Shop. Her short fiction and book reviews have appeared in New MadridConnecticut ReviewCincinnati ReviewPleiades, and elsewhere. Her poems have been featured on Verse Daily. Her forthcoming books are This Great Green Valley (chapbook, Broadstone Books, 2020and The Bearable Slant of Light (poems, Red Hen Press, 2021).

Lynnell is a founding member of Louisville Literary Arts, serving as its president 2008-2013; she currently serves on its advisory board. She also served on the Kentucky Women Writers Conference board of directors 2012-2017. Find out more about Lynnell on her website—— and read her recently published prose poem, “We were talking about guns.”

Sign up for Short Lyric Forms by contacting Kimberly Crum at