This summer, I feel like spending Wednesday evenings in Kate Bingaman-Burt's new Outlet space, with the garage door up, sipping on shandies, and talking about poems. If you want to join me, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Both workshops will be capped at 6 students, so let me know soon if you want in.
Wednesdays, May 31 - July 5. At Outlet. 2500 NE Sandy. 5:30pm-8pm. $200-$300 (sliding scale).
This will be a generative poetry workshop for poets at all levels. The main focus will be to sustain a poetry writing practice for six weeks with access to a small group of focused readers. After each workshop, I'll give the group a prompt/assignment to complete for the week, one that addresses some aspect of poetry writing brought up in our group conversations. We'll spend the beginning of the following week's workshop discussing our experiences with the assignment.
Our workshop will be capped at 6 people, so everyone will get about 20 minutes of focused group discussion of their own new work at each meeting. We will meet once per week for 6 total weeks.
POETRY AS COLLABORATION
Wednesdays, July 12 - August 16. At Outlet. 2500 NE Sandy. 5:30-8pm. $200-$300 (sliding scale).
This will be a generative workshop with a particular attention toward collaboration. Through prompts, exercises, and readings that focus on the idea collaboration, we will discover new ways of thinking about our own approach to writing, and ultimately learn how to write collaboratively with ourselves (whatever that means). For each of the six weeks, we will focus on a different kind of collaborative poetry writing: (1) with one other person, (2) with multiple people, (3) with a dead poet, (4) as an act of translation, (5) with a machine/computer, (6) and with any other kind of artist.
Our workshop will be capped at 6 people. We will meet once per week for 6 total weeks.