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Digging Deeper: A Nod to the Other Hand


Open to all levels

4 Sessions

Start Date: February 5, 2024
End Date: March 4, 2024
No Class: (skip days) 2/19/2024
Day of Week: Monday
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
Member Price: $237.60
General Price: $264.00

Did you know healing your inner child can begin at the palm of your other hand? In this four-week course, participants will use the power of storytelling and the curiosity of creative writing to engage in a deeper connection with their inner child(ren). We will engage with our inner children by examining different written works, non-dominant handwriting, and powerful poetry prompts. You will examine multiple works centered around gender, sexuality, and identity and write your own works that are rooted in cultivating a softer future for yourself. More importantly, by the end of this course, you will have a lifelong tool that will foster grace, compassion, and a more profound sense of self. Text we'll read include work from Sandra Cisneros, Lucille Clifton, Nikky Finney, and Lando Chill.

No class on 2/19/2024


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Teré Fowler

Teré Fowler

Teré Fowler-Chapman (he/they) is a poet, cultural worker, and youth advocate whose work focuses on mental health and their experience as a black, transgendered man. He is a Marsha P. Johnson Fellow, National Arts Strategies’ Creative Community Fellow, and Rocky Mountain Regional Emmy Award nominee. His first full-length poetry book, "M O O N S H i N E," was released by R&R Press in October. You can find Teré’s work in the Huffington Post, the University of Arizona’s VOCA, TEDxTucson, Tucson Weekly, Arizona Public Media’s PBS & NPR, AutoStraddle, and more. Website: | Photo Credit: Zach Oren.

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Class sessions may be recorded if a session falls on a holiday, or if a student has access needs. Class recordings are not guaranteed.

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