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.
Location: Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281 (view map)
Type(s): Generative Workshop, Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Creative Nonfiction, Hybrid, Poetry
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.