Poetry, The Writing Life

  • Term: Fall 2023
  • Start Date: October 2, 2023
  • End Date: November 6, 2023
  • Day of Week: Monday
  • Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm PT
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $305.00
  • Member Price: $274.50

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Writing(,) Noticing

What do we notice–when, and why? How can we control, divert, and organize our senses to approach the world–and our creative practice(s)–with attention? We'll take inspiration across media: poetry (Renee Gladman, Diana Khoi Nguyen), visual art (Etel Adnan, Yuji Agematsu), music (Frankie Cosmos, JJJJJerome Ellis), and the natural world, and experiment with the ways our work changes when our focus does. We'll investigate distraction, sustained attention, and associative thinking with generative exercises, freewriting, and discussion.

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

Molly Schaeffer

Molly Schaeffer


Molly Schaeffer’s writing has appeared in The Recluse, Tagvverk, Prelude, and The Poetry Project Newsletter; her chapbook STATE ZAP* is published by MO(0)ON/IO. She works in writing and visual art, and teaches in Bard College's Language and Thinking Program and the Summer @Brown Pre-College Program. She holds an MFA in poetry from Brown University. For more information go to