Writing in Color Retreat: Poetry Intensive

$325.00 Members
$355.00 Non-members

The workshop, led by instructor André O. Hoilette, will focus on the creation of new works or refinement of poetry works-in-progress, connecting writers and their work to social movements and larger audiences, and amplifying narratives of often unheard and marginalized voices to build more equitable, just, and sustainable communities. This class is open to writers of all genres who also identify as people of color.

Additionally, the workshop will focus on Speculative Poetry. While the term “speculative poetry” might be relatively new, poets have been treating the unreal as real for as long as poetry has existed. See Beowulf, Keats, Christina Rossetti. In this course, we’ll explore contemporary poems that incorporate fantasy, science fiction, mythology, even horror, and try our hand at writing our own speculative poems. We’ll explore the difference between speculative poetry and speculative fiction (is it just line-breaks?) and discuss what the speculative can bring to our own work. 

Instructor: André Hoilette Learn More

Schedule

Aug 02, 2021 9:00am - 12:00pmAug 03, 2021 9:00am - 12:00pmAug 04, 2021 9:00am - 12:00pmAug 05, 2021 9:00am - 12:00pm