The Virginia G. Piper
Center for Creative Writing

November Classes and Workshops

Picture of  De humani corporis fabrica, Andreas Vesalius

Poetry of the Body
Andrea Scarpino

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Type: Discussion, Generative Workshop, Workshop
Genre: Poetry

Sappho, Whitman, Neruda, Lorde, Olds: poets have always written the body. Whether writing about sex and the sensuousness of the body, pregnancy and childbirth, the body wrought by illnesses like cancer, or the ways in which the body is shaped by social forces like racism and sexism, writing about our bodies can be an act of celebration, resistance, defiance, sadness—and so much more! This generative writing and discussion intensive workshop will focus on the different ways we can write about the body, and will include sample poems, writing prompts, and workshop. 


Date: Monday, November 19, 2018, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Type: Conversation, Discussion, Lecture, Reading
Genre: Multi-genre, Poetry

What are the physical and metaphysical conditions of borders and borderlands? How do borders span the imaginary, emotional, and physical landscapes of the human condition? Join a conversation and reading with poet and educator, Eduardo Corral, exploring the imaginative, bodily, societal, political, emotional, physical, and linguistic impacts of borders to us as human beings, our connections, and our artistic bodies of work.