Title: Cutting Across Linearity: Poetics Workshop
Date: January 21, 2018
Location: Toronto / online
Description: In this workshop (which runs Sundays from January 21 to April 15, except February 18 and 25), participants in person and online will read and write through alternating works: Tender Buttons by Gertrude Stein and Emily Dickinson’s Selected edited by Brenda Hillman. These books of poetry will generate conversation and strategies for the writing participants enact.
Participants spend the first hour reading poems (aloud) and another hour writing. The writing portion takes the form of starting points and prompts drawn from the poems as well as those of instructor Hoa Nguyen’s own design. Weekly written materials include introductory and contextualizing commentary, supplemental materials, and inventive writing prompts.