LIVE via ZOOM: 7pm-9pm (Eastern)
Are you trying to find your way back to poetry after a long year or more of putting your creative work on the back burner? Or are you looking to take your work in new directions? Join us for a live generative workshop that will provide a virtual space for discovery and innovation: each day of this five-day class, you’ll be guided through a series of writing exercises ranging from journeys through real and imagined places to investigations of unexplored imagery, language, and creative resources. We will turn to first and final drafts by such poets as Elizabeth Bishop and Jericho Brown for insight as we explore writing from and through a wide range of writing we call “drafts.” Together we will write daily and share work through group workshops shaped to keep everyone writing, expanding, and revising. Participants can plan to walk away with a toolbox of new exercises and a handful of fresh drafts.
Rebecca Morgan Frank is the author of four books of poems: Oh You Robot Saints, Sometimes We’re All Living in a Foreign Country, and The Spokes of Venus, all from Carnegie Mellon University Press, and Little Murders Everywhere (Salmon Poetry), a finalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Her poems have appeared in such places as The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, and The Kenyon Review, and her collaborations with composers are performed widely. Co-founder and editor of the journal Memorious, she teaches in Northwestern University’s MFA program in Prose & Poetry and is the writer-in-residence at the Hemingway Birthplace outside of Chicago.