Write Here, Write Now: Defamiliarization as Creative Technique with Cody Wilson
Date(s): Monday, December 30, 2019, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Changing Hands Phoenix, 300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013
Type(s): Generative Workshop, Presentation, Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Poetry
Cost: $8 + fees
About this Workshop
Need ideas to help you get started writing? Take a dip into our classes before you dive in! Presented in partnership with Phoenix College and Changing Hands Bookstore, Write Here, Write Now is a pop-up workshop the fourth Monday of every month from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Changing Hands Phoenix (300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013)
This month: Let's Get (un)Familiar: Defamiliarization as Creative Technique with Cody Wilson
Where do poems come from? What compels them into being? Susan Sontag tells us, “a writer is someone who pays attention to the world—a writer is a professional observer.” Wilson discusses how poetry comes from refocusing perspective, even on what seems familiar or trite. Participants will be given examples from contemporary writers as models and will then use prompted methods of discovery to generate original imagery that re-envisions the familiar into something extraordinary.