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Building Out Your Wheelhouse: Channeling Your Preoccupations into Poems

Date: 3/10/18

Location: Open Book-Loft Classroom

Day of the Week: Saturday

Time: 9:00 - 12:00 pm

Ages: Adult

Class Level: Open to All Levels

Genre: Poetry

Pricing:
• Regular: $52.50
• Member: $47.25
• Low-Income: $36.75


This class will focus on channeling your preoccupations into poems with an eye toward creating a book-length or chapbook-length manuscript. This three-hour class will provide students with a chance to speak about their preoccupying interest (whatever it is that you keep thinking about again and again) and reflect on the preoccupations and obsessions of others, sparking the inspiration for new poems and with some thought toward how generative your preoccupation could be for your writing.

We'll read a few exemplary poems that channel an obsession into literature, write a new poem or two in class, and read and provide feedback on either old or new work that engages with your preoccupation.