Advanced Weeklong Poetry Workshop: Writing the Poem No One Wants to Read (and You Definitely Don't Want to Write) with Patricia Smith

$1,180.00 Members
$1,330.00 Non-members

Tuition includes an orientation before class starts, five workshop sessions, a one-on-one meeting with the instructor, breakfast and coffee on workshop days, all lunchtime business panels, tickets to the opening and closing parties, a digital one-year subscription to The Sun magazine, and discounted rates at local hotels. Workshop-only tuition available upon request.

Once you realize that your writing is not simply a recreational activity, that it's utterly necessary in order for you to move yourself from day to day with some level of sanity, you will undoubtedly feel drawn to craft poems that absolutely no one wants to read or hear. For instance, there's the poem about the hollow you feel after the loss of someone you love, something you love, or just love itself. There's the poem that tries and tries to make sense of our current hot societal slop of whizzing bullets, a collapsing climate and rampant racism. But there's a problem—you're weary of the subject matter, and so is your reader. This workshop will examine ways to handle the most difficult, oft-tackled poetic topics to captivate your reader and invigorate your approach to your subject.

Accepted participants will submit up to 4 poems by May 15 and will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with Patricia during the week of class.

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Jun 12, 2023 9:00am - 11:30amJun 13, 2023 9:00am - 11:30amJun 14, 2023 9:00am - 11:30amJun 15, 2023 9:00am - 11:30amJun 16, 2023 9:00am - 11:30am