Nonfiction, Poetry, Memoir, Essay

  • Term: Fall 2023
  • Start Date: November 4, 2023
  • End Date: November 18, 2023
  • Day of Week: Saturday
  • Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm PT
  • Level: Open to all levels
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $180.00
  • Member Price: $162.00

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For BIPOC | Poetic Craft & (Literal!) Collage

How can images—personal photographs, researched historical documents—be a gateway? How do we honor what we don't know or might never know? During this workshop, we'll explore together the craft of collage—the literal collaging of images and forms of poetic craft. Students will create collages as well as new works of writing. Please come with images to cut and collage, paper, scissors/X-acto knives, glue sticks. No visual art experience required.

Note: This class is intended as a space specifically for students that identify as Black, Indigenous, or a person of color. We ask that students that do not identify as such kindly respect this intention and refrain from registering.

No class dates: 11/11/2023

Registration dates: 

August 7: Scholarship Donation Day

August 8: Member registration opens at 10:30 am

August 15: General registration opens at 10:30 am

August 21: Last day of Early Bird pricing

Michelle Peñaloza

Michelle Peñaloza

Michelle Peñaloza is the author of Former Possessions of the Spanish Empire, winner of the 2018 Hillary Gravendyk National Poetry Prize (Inlandia Books, 2019). She is also the author of two chapbooks, landscape/heartbreak (Two Sylvias, 2015), and Last Night I Dreamt of Volcanoes (Organic Weapon Arts, 2015). The recipient of fellowships and awards from the University of Oregon and Kundiman, Michelle has also received support from Lemon Tree House, Caldera, 4Culture, Literary Arts, VONA/Voices, and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, among others. The proud daughter of Filipino immigrants, Michelle was born in the suburbs of Detroit, MI and raised in Nashville, TN. She now lives in rural Northern California.