Novel in Verse

Based on my humble experience and opinion, poetry is the most difficult kind of writing for a non-native speaker.  Novels in verse, on the other hand, are the easiest to read since the pages aren’t intimidating. It doesn’t mean that they are easy to write. Of course not.
One of the best writers in this genre remains, again in my opinion, Margarita Engle. Her latest book Wild Dreams is a gem in the novel in verse’s category.
From Highlights Foundation: An Introduction to Novels in Verse

Gathering to learn the art of Novels in Verse
With masters of the genre

With space to write 

In an inspirational setting
We’ve saved a seat for you
Will you join us?
With intense emotional scenes, use of white space, and often-edgy content, verse novels are flying off the shelves and into the hands of both reluctant and voracious readers! Join celebrated verse novelists Linda Oatman High (Sister Slam and the Poetic Motormouth Road Trip and Planet Pregnancy); Sonya Sones (Stop Pretending and What My Mother Doesn’t Know); and Virginia Euwer Wolff (Make Lemonade Trilogy, including National Book Award-winning title True Believer) as they introduce you to this epic genre. For more information about this workshop (taking place near Honesdale, Pennsylvania), or to request an application, please visit our Web site, contact Jo Lloyd at 570-253-1192, or e-mail

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