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Saturdays, Jul 30 - Aug 20
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

4 weekly meetings
Genre: Poetry 
  • Summer 2022
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  • Hybrid
Room: Classroom 2


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The Kingdom of Ordinary Time: Crafting Poems from Daily Life

In the wake of the pandemic, most of us are more acquainted than ever with the small and mundane aspects of our everyday lives. Though these details may seem too insignificant to write about, they are often the perfect entry point for poetry. Inspired by Marie Howe’s collection The Kingdom of Ordinary Time, this workshop will explore the everyday sufferings and joys of human existence, ripe with poetic potential but often overlooked. Each class will involve reading work by other poets (such as Tony Hoagland, Carrie Fountain, Ted Kooser, Stephen Dunn, and Marie Howe), writing prompts to generate new work, and workshopping our newly crafted poems together.

Please note: This class or event is hybrid. Some attendees will be in-person and some will attend online. Currently, you do not have to show proof of vaccination to attend events or visit our center. But, proof of vaccination is required to attend an in-person class (ages 12 and older). Please read all our re-opening guidelines and important information before you visit, and be aware that there may be a limited number of seats available. If you are participating online (using Zoom or a similar live platform), students or attendees should have a stable internet connection. Class participants: you should have a computer or device with a webcam and microphone; and your Zoom link will be automatically sent to you after you register. Check your spam box if you don't see it.

  • July 30
  • August 6
  • August 13
  • August 20

The MuseTeacher: Libby Kurz

Prerequisite: Open to poets with workshop experience