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All Levels | This reading course explores the intersection of art and science. Discussion will include: the psychological basis for art; the concept of art-for-art’s sake; how improvisation can lead to insight and alchemy; the rejection of “inspiration”; and the theory that art first and foremost must inform its maker. We’ll read and discuss excerpts of poetry and prose from writers who use the sciences as fodder, and we’ll try one or two in-class writing exercises geared toward writing-through-discovery.
Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Winter quarter 2021.
All times are listed in Pacific Time.
Class Type: 1 SessionFiction, Multigenre, Nonfiction, Poetry
Start Date: 08/04/2019
Days of the Week: Sunday
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
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Janée J. Baugher has taught creative writing for twenty years, and is a poetry submission reader for Boulevard. She’s the author of Coördinates of Yes, The Body’s Physics, and the forthcoming, The Ekphrastic Writer: Creating Art-Influenced Poetry, Fiction and Nonfiction (McFarland, 2020).