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Tell It Slant: Poetry Revision Workshop
September 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Small-group, craft-focused poetry critique workshop on Zoom focused on supporting each other’s writing goals with revision strategies & feedback.
We operate with the belief that there is no “right or wrong” way to write, and we honor each person’s content and voice. We believe in empowering more writing on the page and encouraging more diverse voices in the world. We operate with an anti-racist, anti-ableist, anti-sexist, anti-classist, anti-xenophobic, nondenominational, pro-LGBTQIA, pro-environment and global worldview. We bring the values of integrity, generosity, compassion, critical thinking, and equity into every workshop. Our workshops are designed to be nurturing for the soul and stimulating for the mind. It is our mission to spread the joy and necessity of creativity everywhere, one line at a time.
4 sessions on Tuesday mornings
10-11:30 am PST
Sep. 5, 12, 19, 26
The basic structure for this workshop each week will be:
a short introductory presentation of a revision strategy to consider
most of the time is dedicated to small-group feedback on each other’s work
each person will be able to have a poem critiqued every session and facilitator will keep time
We will have 3 facilitators this time, so we will have the opportunity to allow more people to join this workshop. We will go into breakout rooms for each session. Participants will be randomly assigned to a group, and that group will rotate facilitators throughout the 4 weeks.
We will practice respectful, inquisitive, and constructive critique to help each writer advance. The goal is to help each writer advance toward their writing goals with ideas for revision. In small groups, we offer what we like, what questions we have, and ideas for revision. This is a space designed to help us radically reimagine what we are writing to infuse our poems with even more life and surprise.
Workshop is limited to 18 participants. Advance registration is required.
Sliding Scale: Please choose an option that works for you between $40-100 ($10-$25 per session). Just sign up once for all 4 weeks. If you are able, please consider paying the full value for this workshop as it helps compensate the facilitators for their time and skills.