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Sundays, Mar 5 - Mar 26
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

4 weekly meetings
Genre: Poetry 
  • Winter/Spring 2023
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  • Hybrid
Room: Classroom 3


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Writing at the Edge of Time

The US Global Change Research Program is preparing to publish the Fifth National Climate Assessment in fall 2023; UN Climate Talks have recently wrapped up for COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh. Such venues bring policymakers, international leaders, and activists together to look at the latest data on the global climate crisis and discuss commitments to climate action.

Meanwhile, what can we as individuals, as poets and artists, contribute? It is so important that we keep telling our stories, and actively imagining that better world we want to work for.

And so, in this generative writing workshop, we will read a curated selection of poems to help us think through and about the challenges, frustrations–sometimes despair, and hope as we live in this time that’s called the Anthropocene. Prompts and writing exercises will help inspire new work, with the hope that poets will also find ways to share this with others in their communities.

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. 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.

  • March 5
  • March 12
  • March 19
  • March 26

The MuseTeacher: Luisa A. Igloria

Prerequisite: Open to poets with workshop experience