Topics include how poets and lyricists build momentum, tension and resolution; the rhythm of syllables in poetry lines; alliteration and other sequences of consonant and vowel types; the use of punctuation, capitalization and white space on the page to give a sense of time in writing; how songwriters decide the best order of words; and a humorous look at what makes a good fictional character name.
Michael will discuss these topics through brief excerts drawn from Shakespear, to e.e. cummings, to the Beatles and James Taylor.
Michael will have his keyboard here to fully demonstrate the musical points in the discussion.
This program is free and open to the general public. Please contact us or call for more information: 888-4628