Dancing Catfish: Poetry Writers Workshop

Workshop Description

Dancing Catfish: Poetry Writers Workshop with Peter Anderson from Ghost Town Arts on Vimeo.

“Write a poem — any poem!” At Dancing Catfish we do just that. We know that poems come in all shapes and sizes, all sorts of moods, up and down (and sideways), and we get together for a full evening each week to share what we are doing, and help one another figure out what will make our poems bounce, tap dance and sing (if that’s what they want to do), or change the world (if they can). Under the guidance of prize-winning poet Peter Anderson, we aim to figure out together how to make each poem as strong and effective as it can be. Which is exactly what our poems want us to do.


Tuesday Evenings

July 9th – August 13nd, 2019

6:30-8:30 PM


Thursday Evenings

October 3rd – November 7th, 2019

6:30-8:30 PM


Thursday Mornings

October 3rd – November 7th, 2019

9:30-11:30 PM


Dancing Catfish: Poetry Examples from Ghost Town Arts on Vimeo.

In this video, Peter Anderson shares two examples of spontaneously written poetry! His two-year old daughter wrote a poem and so can you!


About the Instructor

Peter Anderson recording his own voice over for his novel, “The Unspeakable”

Workshops are held at Ideation Station led by Dr. Peter Anderson, an award-winning poet. Peter has over twenty years’ experience running writers’ workshops, formal and informal, both in South Africa and the United States.

Learn more about Peter Anderson: