Saturday, April 22
No registration required
Ekphrasis: Photography as Poet's Muse w/ Joni Wallace
Morning Workshop @ The Center for Creative Photography
/// 1030 N. Olive rd
What can we learn from photographers about documenting, recording, and constructing our poetic houses? Photographs, like the lyric poem, use image, structure, repetition, allegory, memory, and intuition to build "monuments to moments," architectures of the visible and invisible, containers for song. During this one-hour workshop, we’ll work with a set of prompts designed to help you create a short series inspired by the photographic monuments of Linda McCartney and others on exhibition at U of A's Center for Creative Photography. We'll spend most of our time writing and viewing the work; we'll meet briefly at the end of class to share lines, triumphs, and revelations.
Bring a pencil and sketchbook or notebook. Laptop optional. Handouts provided.
This workshop is limited to 12 students
The Erotic as Life w/ Farid Matuk
Following the ideas of Audre Lorde, James Baldwin, Mary Ruefle, and Jorie Graham, we’ll explore how the power and possibility of “sensory writing” can carry us beyond mere description.
Come ready to read, think, feel, and write.
Writing with Collaborative Games w/ Sarah Kortemeier
If you’ve ever dealt with writer’s block—or if you simply need to break out of a writing rut—this workshop is for you. In this session, we will engage in a series of collaborative language games borrowed from the French Surrealists to unlock imagination, create surprising juxtapositions, and discover new avenues for our writing. We’ll listen to each other in a spirit of play, improvisation, and curiosity. Each participant will leave this session with some new poem ideas and at least one new draft.
2:15 - 3:15
Afternoon Workshops @ University of Arizona ILC Room 112
/// 1510 W. University blvd
Saturday, April 22
Reception in the Courtyard & Lounge
Featured Reading in the Cabaret Theatre
@ Temple of Music & Art /// 330 S Scott Ave
Sunday April 23
12 - 1:30 pm
Open Mic @ LaCo Pub
/// 201 N Court Ave
All events are free and open to the public.
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