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The Transformational Image: A Poetry Workshop with Cathy Linh Che

Date(s): Thursday, February 20, 2020, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281
Advanced Workshop, Generative Workshop, Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Poetry
Cost: $149 Regular*, $119 Student

About the Class

What does an image do? How do images move or surprise us? In this writing workshop, we will examine how images shift, transform, and ultimately, move a reader. We will take our “go-to” images and explode them, looking at etymology, mythology, context and association. Finally, through writing prompts & workshop, we will read, write, and workshop poems that use recurring imagery to create tension and surprise.

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Please note: You do not need to be registered for the Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference to attend an advanced workshop. All advanced workshops are open to the public.


Meet Your Instructor

Photograph of Cathy Lin Che credit Jess X. Snow

Cathy Linh Che is the author of Split (Alice James Books), winner of the Kundiman Poetry Prize, the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America, and the Best Poetry Book Award from the Association of Asian American Studies. She has received awards from Poets & Writers, The Fine Arts Work Center at Provincetown, and Artist Trust, among other places. She has taught at the New York University, Fordham University, and Sierra Nevada College, and she serves as executive director at Kundiman.