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The Metaphor of Painting

Intermediate. We will aim to balance the generation of new images and ideas with the reworking of old poetic canvasses. This isn’t an ekphrastic writing course per se. Rather than responding to painting, we’ll be translating some of the techniques and methods from the visual artist’s studio into our own writing. With exercises in masking, collage, and erasure, we’ll begin to explore what Matisse meant when he said that he didn’t paint things, “only the differences between things.” Though our readings will focus on poetry, experimental writers of all genres will be at home in this intermediate-level workshop.

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.

If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.

If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.

Instructor: Jill Leininger

Class Type: 8 Sessions

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Start Date: 02/27/2017

No Class On: 3/27/2017

End Date: 04/24/2017

Days of the Week: Monday

Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 pm PST

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Jill Leininger

Jill Leininger’s poems can be found in Poet Lore, Harvard Review, Cream city review, and Poetry International. She’s the author of two chapbooks: Roof Picnic Skies, New York and Sky Never Sleeps, selected by Mark Doty for BLOOM in 2012.

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