Writing in Color Craft Class: Writing The (Sur) Real

$25.00 Members
$35.00 Non-members

What is the relationship between realism and the surreal? This generative workshop course will let participants turn small moments of everyday reality into surreal moments that highlight the emotional quality that lies underneath. We will read works by poets who engage in surrealism based in the personal, and then go through a guided writing exercise to write our (sur) real works. This class is open to writers of all genres who also identify as people of color or from the LGBTQIA+ community.

Natalie Scenters-Zapico is the author of Lima :: Limón (Copper Canyon Press 2019) and The Verging Cities (Colorado State University 2015). She has won national and international awards including Yale University’s Windham Campbell Prize (2021), a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation (2018), a Lannan Literary Fellowship (2017), and a CantoMundo Fellowship (2015). She was also a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award (2020), and the International Griffin Poetry Prize (2020). Her books have been reviewed and featured widely in periodicals like The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.

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Aug 05, 2021 12:30pm - 2:00pm