Current Classes and Workshops

In Search of Magic
Diana Marie Delgado

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Type: Workshop, Generative Workshop
Genre: Poetry
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Powerful magic resides in language but what if we invoke that power further by adopting fantastical aspects into our own writing? In this three-hour workshop we will discuss Lucie Brock-Broido, Alice Notely and Marosa di Georgio, poets whose work occupy spaces of dread, astonishment—and magic. We will explore their use of symbols in haunted landscapes, their gestures to the unseen and discuss how by incorporating the supernatural, we might bypass the self, and tap into a vaster, more ancient consciousness.

Photograph of Justin Petropoulos
Date: Wednesdays, October 30 - November 13, 2019, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Type: Workshop, Discussion, Generative Workshop
Genre: Experimental, Hybrid, Mixed Genre, Poetry
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The poet David Lehman says, “[t]he prose poem is…poetry that disguises its true nature.” In this course we will explore the prose poem through the lens of disguise. Through in-class readings, discussions, and generative writing exercises we will explore what is hidden and what we can hide in prose poems. The prose poem, like a chameleon, adapts to its surroundings taking on the colors of anything from newspaper articles to diary entries, from instruction manuals to fairy tales.

Nuestra Voz
Luis Ávila

Date: Jueves, 7 de noviembre, 2019, 5:30 p.m. a 8:30 p.m.
Type: Workshop, Generative Workshop
Genre: Essays, Fiction, Flash, Hybrid, Poetry, Social Justice
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Nuestros días están colmados de información. Canales noticiosos repitiendo frases producidas desde el poder 24 horas al día, políticos atacando grupos minoritarios, crisis manufacturadas, comunidades desbordadas en las calles, en poemas, canciones y redes sociales. Estos días son para capturarse, para explicarse y complicarse. En este curso exploraremos herramientas literarias para expresar el momento político y social en el que vivimos. El objetivo final será que cada participante produzca un texto que en su opinión ayude a otros a reflexionar en la coyuntura social de nuestros días.

Photograph of Michael A. Stackpole

21 Days to a Novel
Michael A. Stackpole

Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Type: Presentation, Workshop, Lecture, Generative Workshop
Genre: Crime Fiction, Fantasy, Fiction, Genre Fiction, Novels, Science Fiction
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New York Times Bestselling author Michael A. Stackpole presents his three-hour program for preparing yourself to write a novel. This set of 21 exercises is broken down to give you everything from character creation to world building, practical plotting devices, dialogue development and character voice creation tools. This program is a practical, kick-in-the-pants place to start your career.