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Date(s): Saturday, September 8, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281
Type(s): Generative Workshop, Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Hybrid
This workshop explores list-making as a way of bringing new poems into the world. We encounter lists every day, both sacred and mundane: to-do lists; top-ten lists; memorial lists of the dead; a list of names for colors. Following models of poems, older and contemporary, we will make our own list-poems with the use of generative prompts. These exercises will reveal how we put order to memory in that crossroads of inventory and invention. By finding creativity in the everyday, we spark our imaginations and inspirations to embark on an exploration of our own poetry and words. Bring your lists, your ideas, and your desire to write!
A poetry reading with Carolina Ebeid will take place the previous day on Friday, September 7, 2018 at Changing Hands Phoenix (300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016) at 7 p.m. To learn more about Carolina's reading, you can visit the event page.
Carolina Ebeid's work appears widely in journals such as The Kenyon Review, Crazyhorse, jubilat, Colorado Review, Gulf Coast, Poetry, and others. She holds an MFA from the Michener Center for Writers, and has won awards and fellowships from the Stadler Center for Poetry, CantoMundo, The Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and the Academy of American Poets. She was awarded an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry for 2015.
She is a PhD candidate in the University of Denver's creative writing program, where she serves as Associate Editor of the Denver Quarterly. Her first book, You Ask Me To Talk About The Interior, was published by Noemi Press in 2016 as part of their Akrilica series. Poets & Writers Magazine selected You Ask Me To Talk About The Interior as one of the ten best debut collections in 2016. She is currently at work on a book project entitled Hide.