New “Semester!”

photo-1In the ongoing evolution/tuning/refinement/expansion of the studio, for the next three months, (and possibly beyond) the focus will alternate weekly between workshop and generative writing.  This way, we can take more time discussing the pieces people bring to the workshop sessions, and we can settle more fully into the writing & process exercises in the generative sessions.

Workshop Sessions [alternating weeks]

Here’s how it will work most smoothly:

Please email me here in advance to reserve a slot for the workshop days. There will be 4 15-minute slots available in each session.  Let’s see what happens if everyone signs up as often as you like.  This will also give me an indication of how much workshop time you would like.  And then if the demand exceeds what’s available, we can rework it, or add more times.

  • To start, reserve a slot on as many workshop days as you’d like, even if that means you’re signing up for every workshop day.
  • When you are bringing a poem for workshop, please bring 6 copies (in addition to your own).
  • If you have signed up for a workshop slot and aren’t going to make it that day, please let me know.

Generative Sessions [alternating weeks]

On these days, we’ll do a series of writing exercises and discuss different aspects of process.  There will be time to share work that comes out of these exercises for those who wish to have any initial feedback.

Craft Discussions [every week]

All sessions will include 15-20 minute craft discussion on the topic indicated.  These topics do not necessarily extend into the generative exercises or to the poems you bring for the workshop sessions.  Below is a provisional list of topics. I’m interested in hearing from you if there are topics you’d love to see included here.

SCHEDULE

May 12: Generative Focus

Craft Topic: Diction/register/lexicon

May 19: Workshop Focus

Craft topic: Narrative

Please email me here to reserve one of four 15-minute workshop slots for May 19

May 26: Generative Focus

Craft Topic: Reading/Performance

June 9: Workshop Focus

Craft topic: Syntax

Please email me here to reserve one of four 15-minute workshop slots for June 9

June 16: Generative Focus

Craft Topic: Metaphor

June 23: Workshop Focus

Craft Topic: Dialogue

Please email me here to reserve one of four 15-minute workshop slots for June 23

June 30: Generative Focus

Craft Topic: White Space

July 7: Workshop Focus

Craft Topic: Line

Please email me here to reserve one of four 15-minute workshop slots for July 7

July 21: Generative Focus

Craft Topic: Meter

July 28: Workshop Focus

Craft Topic: The Stanza

Please email me here to reserve one of four 15-minute workshop slots for July 28

August 4: Generative Focus

Craft Topic: Endings

Dates will continue into the fall~

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