Wild Flowers: Exploding Summer Clichés

with Shelby Handler

Genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Reading

In Person

Open to all levels

1 Session

Start Date: July 8, 2023
End Date: July 8, 2023
Day of Week: Saturday
Time: 1:10 pm - 4:10 pm PT
Capacity: 0 seat
Member Price: $81.00
General Price: $90.00

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Are you sniffing hydrangeas, honeysuckle, jasmine, dahlias, roses, and hyssop, in your poems and on your walks? Do you want to reinvigorate your practice and write past clichés? In this generative class, we'll befriend summer flowers and experiment with floral prompts that channel unexpected imagery. We'll take inspiration from Dianne Seuss, Ada Limón, Paisley Rekdal, Ross Gay, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, and Jane Wong, among others. You'll leave with at least three new drafts and a handmade flower essence to savor the season's magic.

Registration dates:

June 5: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

June 6: Member registration opens

June 13: General registration opens

Shelby Handler

Shelby Handler

Shelby Handler is a writer, translator and educator living in Seattle on Duwamish and Coast Salish land. Recent work has appeared in Poetry, The Journal, and Poetry Northwest, among others. 

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