Course Catalog

Love and Theft

If style is the carriage of the mind, as some writers have said, then great writing must be like Grand Theft Auto. In this generative class, we’ll examine the styles of writers we love. Then we’ll break into their garages (metaphorically) and take their cars out for a spin. We’ll practice stealing what we love in the service of writing poems that perfect strangers will love and want to take from. We’ll learn from John Donne, Philip Larkin, Eduardo C. Corral, Roger Reeves, Dora Malech, Sandra Beasley, Jim Harrison, Sylvia Plath, and more. All levels of experience welcome.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Spring quarter 2021.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Johnny Horton

Class Type: 6 Sessions

Start Date: 10/25/2015

No Class On: November 22

End Date: 12/06/2015

Days of the Week: Sunday

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Johnny Horton

John Wesley Horton (aka Johnny Horton) co-directs the University of Washington’s summer creative writing program in Rome. He’s received a Washington Artist Trust GAP grant and his poems appear in Poetry Northwest, Cutbank, Notre Dame Review, Borderlands, and The Los Angeles Review.

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