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Reading Poetry, Writing Prose

All Levels | What can prose writers learn from close readings of poetry? In this reading-focused course, we’ll take an in-depth look at work by six poets, including Layli Long Soldier, Wanda Coleman, and Anne Carson, and explore how their craft decisions might influence and inspire our own writing across genres. Expect lively discussion, opportunities to write in conversation with each author, and the chance to share ideas and creative work in a supportive setting.

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: Liza Birnbaum

Class Type: 6 Sessions

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Term: Summer 2021

Start Date: 06/28/2021

End Date: 08/02/2021

Days of the Week: Monday

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Liza Birnbaum

Liza Birnbaum's fiction and essays have appeared in Web Conjunctions, jubilat, Open Letters Monthly, and other publications. She is a founding editor of Big Big Wednesday, an annual print journal of literature and visual art, and has taught creative writing in a number of settings, most recently at an alternative school for young women who are pregnant or parenting. In 2019, she will be a funded resident at the Lillian E. Smith Center at Piedmont College. She holds an MFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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