This 3-hour workshop welcomes students who are interested in experimenting with poetry as a dynamic tool for communication, self-expansion, social impact, and worldmaking. We will spend the first hour generating writing based on in-class exercises; we’ll get inspiration from overheard language, visual art, a diverse selection of poetry, and group discussion. The next two hours will be dedicated to workshopping a poem by each student submitted in advance of the class and distributed before we meet. In our time together, we’ll ask ourselves how our ingrained daily and weekly habits, activities, and tendencies are forms of reading and writing, aiming to leave the room awake to the fertile material we encounter daily, and energized to keep writing. The class is capped at 8 students to allow ample time for workshopping each poem.
To apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org with 5 pages of your work or links to your work online. Indicate which poem among the selection you would like workshopped.
The fee for the class is $85. Proceeds go toward the instructor, the bookstore, and materials.