Workshop Catalog – Poetry

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Nickole Brown

Writing the Age of Loneliness: Ecoliteracy and the Writer’s Task


April 30 to May 25, 2018

We are now in the throes of a sixth mass extinction of plants and animals. Some call it the Antropocene, but biologist E.O. Wilson said it may be called by scientists and poets alike the Eremozoic, meaning “The Age of Loneliness.” If we take the worries of climate change and... [more]

Tyree Daye

Writing the I: Giving our Poems a Self


April 30 to May 25, 2018

The moment the poet comes up for air (consciousness vs subconscious), the poem starts to develop identity. The moment the poet submerges in the subconscious, the images of the poem begin to develop. This workshop is framed around Barbara Guest’s... [more]

Ansel Elkins

Poetry and Social Justice: Writing Toward Empathy and Change


April 30 to May 25, 2018

“Poetry,” writes Lawrence Ferlinghetti, is “the shortest distance between two humans.” How can we write poems that bridge this distance? How can we channel our passions for social change into poems that can change hearts and minds? In this workshop, we... [more]

George Ella Lyon

Voice Lessons


April 30 to May 25, 2018

Do you ever feel like you can’t hear your own voice? Do you sometimes sense its presence but find yourself unable to bring it to the page? Do you struggle to believe in your words or to share them once they’re written? Are you looking for ways to ground... [more]