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Robin Behn Masterclass
September 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree and Open to the Public
Lyrical but Not Lyrics
When we think about words and music happening together, song lyrics or an opera libretto are likely to come to mind: these words are intentionally designed to be sung. But there are other ways that music can inspire stand-alone poems (and other sorts of creative writing), and even ways that those poems—as poems, not lyrics—can go back “into” music. Prof. Robin Behn, who is both a poet and a musician, will talk about and perform a few of her “Fiddle Tune Poems” and suggest several ways you can combine creative writing and music.
Robin Behn teaches in the Program in Creative Writing at The University of Alabama. She is the author of five volumes of poems, Quarry Cross, The Yellow House, Horizon Note, The Red Hour, and Paper Bird, and two chapbooks. She is co-editor of The Practice of Poetry: Writing Exercises from Poets Who Teach, and editor of a forthcoming resource for young writers, Once Upon a Time in the Twenty-First Century: Unexpected Exercises in Creative Writing, developed in UA’s Creative Writing Club. Robin is also a musician, and has collaborated with visual artists, choreographers, composers, and other writers. Look and listen at robinbehn.com
Free and Open to the Public