Feb 27, 2024

MPCC to offer Taylor Swift poetry classes

Posted Feb 27, 2024 11:00 PM

Heather Johnson


Fans of musical artist Taylor Swift will have the opportunity to learn more about poetry by studying her songs.

Mid-Plains Community College’s Business and Community Education department will host “Taylor Swift: Poetry in Lyrics” classes for ages 13 and older at all of its campuses. Seats are expected to fill up fast.

Attendees will analyze lyrics of Swift’s songs through a variety of critical lenses while learning the basics of literary theory and analysis. They will then write their own poetry inspired by Swift’s subject matter and style. 

“This will be a fun, interactive class for people who love music, poetry and Taylor Swift,” said English instructor Jessie Allen, who will teach the classes on-site at each campus. “Those who bring a friend will receive a BFF discount.”

Classes are scheduled for the following dates and locations:

May 21 - Room 205, W.W. Wood Building, North Platte North Campus

May 22 – MPCC Ogallala Campus

May 29 – MPCC Valentine Campus

June 6 – MPCC Broken Bow Campus

June 11 – Room 213, McMillen Hall, McCook Campus

June 12 – MPCC Imperial Campus

Two sessions are available to choose from at each site 1-4 p.m. or 5-8 p.m.

The cost is $30 per person or $45 for the BFF discount. Registration can be done by calling the BCE office at 308-535-3678.