Sundays, Nov 29 - Dec 20
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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The Poem is a Book is a Plane Ticket is a Chess Piece is a Lost Earring is the Clapper in a Little Bell is a Room Where You Can Breathe
In this 4-session class, each session we will read and write poems on different (but related) themes: Awareness/Intuition; Strength; Solidarity; Care.
Workshop participants will be provided with prompts to inspire both their writing and a second layer of exploration—
We will sketch out and exchange creative ideas for adding visual elements to our work. As we are inspired, perhaps we’ll try collage; or turn poems into postcards, cutouts, erasures, illustrated letters, accordion books, mini poetry zines, repurposed books, matchbox poems, poetry prescriptions, and other ways to embody our words and work.
Participants need not have any previous artistic experience– just a willingness to try new things, to play and be spontaneous with their own work.
Participants will be encouraged to prepare for this workshop by gathering some basic materials (these don’t have to be new; they can be found objects or recycled as well: pens, pencils, crayons or markers, paint, paper or cardstock, craft paper, grocery bags/paper bags, clippings from magazines or newspapers, fortunes from fortune cookies, old boarding passes or tickets, other ephemera which they might already have, etc.)
Please note: This class is an online class. To participate, students must have a stable internet connection with a computer or device with a webcam and microphone.