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VIDEO: This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom).
All it takes to write lyrics for a song is a few magic syllables for your chorus, which serves as key to open the treasure box of resonant details that build your verses. We will brood on some sweet anguish in your life, hatch a chorus line, sweep together details of sensation and setting, and let the verses fly. No musical experience necessary. We will focus on the heart of the song, the lyrics that tell your story of difficult joy. This class includes a lunch break.
Kim Stafford is the author of a dozen books of poetry and prose, most recently Wild Honey, Tough Salt (Red Hen Press). In 2018 he was named Oregon's Poet Laureate by Governor Kate Brown. He teaches writing at Lewis & Clark College, at Fishtrap, and at the Sitka Center.