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Free Teen Intensive: Memorizing Ourselves — The Poems of Our Memories with Raquel Denis

Date(s): Saturdays, March 9 - 16, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281
Workshop, Generative Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Poetry
Cost: Free

About the Class

The course is designed for youth (ages 14-18) beginning to write poetry for the first time, or who have been introduced to poetry and want to learn more. Students will participate in a two-week course of three-hour workshops. A theme will extend through the two weeks of Memorizing Ourselves - The Poems of Our Memories. Over the course of the two weeks, students will learn about key elements of poetry, various poetic techniques, read various poets and their writings, and discuss the crucial role of memory in writing their own poems. Students will have opportunities to write their own poems, workshop them, and share them at the end the course term. The class will be held Saturday, March 9 and Saturday, March 16th from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The class is open to bilingual writers in Spanish. The class will conclude with a public reading of their work in front of their peers, family, friends, and guests.

Meet Your Instructor

Photograph of Raquel Denis

Raquel Denis is a poet, teaching artist and musician from Phoenix, Arizona. She received her undergraduate degree from ASU in the English Literature Creative Writing program where she studied Poetry. She worked for Childsplay Theater, and currently volunteers with Cardboard House Press. Denis is currently applying to graduate school for an MFA in Poetry and hopes to gain the tools necessary to practice a lifestyle of writing

About the Piper Writers Studio

The Piper Writers Studio is committed to supporting writers in every stage of their development by providing challenging, diverse, and accessible educational opportunities. All classes are not-for-credit, and are intended for an open to the public. You do not need to be an ASU student to attend. Writers of all backgrounds, genres, and experience levels are welcome. Discounts for students, senior citizens, individuals experiencing economic challenges, and other groups are available for every class. To learn more about the Piper Writer Studio, visit our website at