Writing to the Moon & Back

with Sierra Nelson

Genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

Online

Open to all levels

6 Sessions

Start Date: November 6, 2022
End Date: December 11, 2022
Day of Week: Sunday
Time: 1:10pm - 3:10pm PT
Capacity: 20 seats
2 seats left!
Member Price: $274.50
General Price: $305.00

"The moon making a poem possible… what can we say about that?" – Mary Ruefle

Looking toward our moon (and other moons) anew, this generative class, open to all genres, features eclectic writing experiments inspired by scientific, esoteric, and mythological ideas, to jump-start our creativity and playfully upend clichés. Readings include: Neruda, Ruefle, Cheng, Lorca. Most prompts will begin in class, plus moon observation homework, culminating in a final portfolio of lunar-infused drafts and optional one-on-one conferences at the end.

Registration dates:

August 22: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

August 23: Member registration opens

August 30: General registration opens

Sierra Nelson

Sierra Nelson

Sierra Nelson is a poet, president of Seattle’s Cephalopod Appreciation Society, and co-founder of literary performance art groups The Typing Explosion and Vis-à-Vis Society. Her poetry books include The Lachrymose Report (PoetryNW Editions, 2018), lyrical adventure I Take Back the Sponge Cake made with visual artist Loren Erdrich (Rose Metal Press), and forthcoming Vis-à-Vis Society collaboration 100 Rooms: A Bridge Motel Project (Entre Rios Books). Recently Nelson’s poems accompanying ichthyologist Adam Summer’s fish skeleton photographs were exhibited at the Ljubljana Natural History Museum and Piran Aquarium in Slovenia.

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