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Metaphor as Contagious Magic

All Levels | We will examine poems as instruments of magic and experiment with mixed-genre prompts that incorporate divination and intuition. Most writing will be done in-class with some optional daily rituals. Expect to leave with a folio of new work, detailed instructor feedback and unique strategies to enchant your writing practice with power and possibility. Perhaps you’ll even agree with poet Janaka Stucky: “When I say my poems worked as spells, I mean it in a very literal sense.”

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: Shelby Handler

Class Type: 4 Sessions

Term: Summer 2021

Start Date: 06/15/2021

End Date: 07/06/2021

Days of the Week: Tuesday

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Shelby Handler

Shelby Handler is a writer, organizer and educator living on Duwamish territory/Seattle, WA. A 2019-20 Hugo House fellow, their work has been supported by the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Gay City Arts, Asylum Arts and the Yiddish Book Center. Recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Gigantic Sequins, Pacifica Literary Review, Homology Lit, 3Elements Review, glitterMOB and the Write Bloody anthology “We Will Be Shelter: Poems for Survival." Shelby is a teaching artist with SAL's Writers in the Schools, Arts Corps, Youth Speaks Seattle and Kadima Reconstructionist Synagogue. Follow them @shelbeleh.

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