May 1, 2019–May 18, 2019
6:30 p.m.–4 p.m.
The Wildness of Form: A Class for Writers of Color and Indigenous Writers
Constraints can open up our creativity and our subconscious in unexpected ways. Form allows us to play while being supported by shapes that have endured through ages of poets. Wednesday evening’s class (6:30-8:30 p.m.) will be spent exploring forms such as the Korean sijo and the Italian/English sonnet. We will learn the basics of each form, engage in writing exercises, and try our hand at as many forms as we have time for. Play and bewilderment are good qualities in poetry making.
The first half of Saturday’s class (1-2:30 p.m.) will be spent on time & space in poetry, action & kinetics in poetry, and a few other language issues if time allows, and the second half (2:30-4 p.m.) will be spent workshopping. Students should bring 10 photocopies of up to 3 pages they would like workshopped.
This class is part of a series of classes that cover the issues and traditions of writers of color and indigenous writers, and is intended for writers of color and indigenous writers. Participants are welcome to register for one, several, or all of the sessions.
The class is offered on a pay what you can basis with the suggested fee of $30 ($27 for Loft members). Students may select the "pay what you can" option and enter any amount, including $0. No student will be turned away for not paying. You can register online or in person at the class, where there will be an opportunity to pay whatever amount is appropriate for you.