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Between Inventory & Invention: A List Poem Workshop with Carolina Ebeid

Date(s): Saturday, September 8, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281 (view map)
Generative Workshop, Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Creative Nonfiction, Hybrid, Poetry

$119 Regular, $107 ASU, $99 Student

About the Class

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. 

Meet Your Instructor

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.