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Creating Your Book-Length Manuscript: Theme, Order, and Revision (ZOOM)

Intermediate/Advanced | We will explore the recurring images and motifs in your poems, looking toward the development of a chapbook or book-length manuscript. Order is more than merely a device or afterthought of one’s work. The instructor will provide exercises and strategies to find umbrella themes, write new material, develop existing personae, and delete chaff with the goal of finding your unique voice. We’ll utilize peer review and study of books by your favorite poets. Bring fifty pages, including previously published poems.

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.

If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.

If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.

Instructor: Judith Skillman

Class Type: 8 Sessions

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Start Date: 09/29/2020

End Date: 11/17/2020

Days of the Week: Tuesday

Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Judith Skillman

Judith Skillman is the recipient of awards from the Academy of American Poets and Artist Trust. Her recent collection is The Truth About Our American Births, Shanti Arts, 2020. Poems have appeared in The Threepenny Review, Shenandoah, The Southern Review, Zyzzyva, We Refugees, and other journals and anthologies. She is the author of Broken Lines—The Art & Craft of Poetry. For more, please visit judithskillman.com.

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