Writing with Local Poets: A Literary Salon

with Deborah Woodard

Genres: Poetry, The Writing Life

In Person

Open to all levels

6 Sessions

Start Date: January 20, 2024
End Date: February 24, 2024
Day of Week: Saturday
Time: 1:10 pm - 3:10 pm PT
Capacity: 18 seats
1 seat left!
Member Price: $302.40
General Price: $336.00

We'll read books by local poets, E. Briskin, Elizabeth J. Colen, Tanya Holtland, and Jasmine Elizabeth Smith. They'll visit our class to read from their work and talk to us about such topics as how they came to define and develop their themes, their journey toward publication, and what's next for each of them. Expect weekly prompts, read arounds, and instructor feedback. Required texts: E. Briskin, Orange; Elizabeth J. Colen, The Green Condition; Tanya Holtland, Requisite, Jasmine Elizabeth Smith, South Flight.

ADDITIONAL CLASS DETAILS:

  • Feedback in class: Both peer and instructor feedback given.
  • Work outside of class: 2-3 hours of writing or reading outside of class.
  • This class includes:
    • Reading: class engages in close study of one or more works.
    • Generative Writing: students create new work during class or from assignments.
    • Workshop: students submit work for critique from the teacher and class.

REGISTRATION DATES: 

  • December 4: Scholarship Donation Day 
  • December 5: Member registration opens at 10:30 am PT
  • December 12: General registration opens at 10:30 am PT
  • December 18: Last day of Early Bird pricing
Deborah Woodard

Deborah Woodard

she/her

Deborah Woodard holds an MFA from the University of California, Irvine, and a PhD from the University of Washington. She is the author of Plato’s Bad Horse (Bear Star Press, 2006), Borrowed Tales (Stockport Flats, 2012), and No Finis: Triangle Testimonies, 1911 (Ravenna Press, 2018). Her chapbook Hunter Mnemonics (hemel press, 2008) was illustrated by artist Heide Hinrichs. She has translated Amelia Rosselli with Giuseppe Leporace in The Dragonfly: A Selection of Poems: 1953 – 1981 (Chelsea Editions, 2009) and with Roberta Antognini in Hospital Series (New Directions, 2015) and Obtuse Diary (Entre Ríos Books, 2018). Woodard teaches at Hugo House in Seattle and co-curates the reading series Margin Shift.

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