Speaker Spotlight: Brenda Covert’s Workshop, “Writing Poetry with Meter and Rhyme”

Trying to improve your poetry? Brenda Covert’s workshop, “Writing Poetry with Meter and Rhyme,” may be just what you need! Using a metered poem by John Bunyan as a model, Brenda will take participants through the basics of meter and rhyme patterns to develop their own poem based on this classic form.

Freelance author and editor Brenda Covert was first published for pay in 1999 with an article in the May/June issue of Today’s Christian Woman and a Thanksgiving poem in Clubhouse Jr. Since 2002, Brenda has written more than 400 short children’s stories for Union Gospel Press’s Sunday school curriculum. Her stories, most of which are written for the 9–11 age group, entertain and offer lessons on living for our Savior. She also published numerous scripts for use in schools, the two most popular being K.C.’s Dream and The Constitutional Convention. Additionally, she has written poetry for the Adult Bible Study published by Union Gospel Press.

Brenda has been editing since 2002, first in the educational field, then in the Christian/family-friendly market. Her editing experience goes from picture books to chapter books—including Johanna’s Journey: Call to Freedom by Cindy Murray Hamblen (a finalist for the 2015 Selah Award)—to YA novels, as well as adult fiction—including The Reliant by Dr. Patrick Johnston (a finalist for the 2017 Grace Awards) and nonfiction, including inspirational books and Bible studies. 

Brenda has two grown children, a new grandchild, two blogs that she promises to devote more attention to, and more cats than an allergic woman should have! (Want one?)

You can find Brenda online at BrendaCovert.blogspot.com. If you’re especially fond of Christmas, you’ll enjoy her blog at ChristmaswithBrenda.blogspot.com. Follow her on Twitter, where she is @radiantsunset7.

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