Classes

Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Reading

  • Term: Winter 2023
  • Start Date: January 19, 2023
  • End Date: February 23, 2023
  • Day of Week: Thursday
  • Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm PT
  • Level: Open to all levels
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $305.00
  • Member Price: $274.50

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Reading Poetry, Writing Prose

What can prose writers learn from close readings of poetry? In this reading-focused course, we'll take an in-depth look at work by six poets, including Layli Long Soldier, Wanda Coleman, and Anne Carson, and explore how their craft decisions might influence and inspire our own writing across genres. Expect lively discussion, opportunities to write in conversation with each author, and the chance to share ideas and creative work in a supportive setting.

Registration dates:

December 5: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

December 6: Member registration opens

December 13: General registration opens

Liza Birnbaum

Liza Birnbaum

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Liza Birnbaum's fiction and essays have appeared in Web Conjunctions, jubilat, Open Letters Monthly, and other publications. She is a founding editor of Big Big Wednesday, an annual print journal of literature and visual art, and has taught creative writing in a number of settings, most recently at an alternative school for young women who are pregnant or parenting. In 2019, she will be a funded resident at the Lillian E. Smith Center at Piedmont College. She holds an MFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. For more of Liza go to lizabirnbaum.com.