Writing to the Moon & Back
Genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
Open to all levels
"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.
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August 23: Member registration opens
August 30: General registration opens
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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