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This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom), Pacific Time.
All Levels | In this workshop, we’ll look at some poems that feature a figure from history, such as Amelia Earhart, Audrey Munson, and the Fox sisters, whose story helps the speaker better tell her own. Then we’ll make a connection with a “historical friend” and write several poem drafts to and about these friends. While of course you may bring your own Historical Friend with you, some Historical Friends will be provided.
Laura Read‘s chapbook The Chewbacca on Hollywood Boulevard Reminds Me of You won the Floating Bridge Chapbook Award in 2010, and her first full-length collection, Instructions for My Mother’s Funeral, was chosen as the winner of the AWP/Donald Hall Prize for Poetry by Dorianne Laux in 2011 and published in 2012 by the University of Pittsburgh Press. Her second collection, Dresses from the Old Country, will be published by BOA in October of 2018. Her individual poems have received awards from The Florida Review, Dogwood, and Crab Creek Review and have been published in many different journals, including most recently, Radar, Beloit Poetry Journal, Blood Orange Review, and The New York Times Magazine. She teaches English Composition, Literature, and Creative Writing at Spokane Falls Community College and helps advise SFCC’s creative arts magazine The Wire Harp. She is also the Poetry Editor for Crab Creek Review.