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Writing alongside Gwendolyn Brooks and Alice Notley

All levels. This class will focus on the work of two major American women poets: Gwendolyn Brooks and Alice Notley. Between them, we’ll explore a range of approaches from formal to experimental verse with a focus on narrative strategies for exploring history, culture, and myth, often from the perspective of the dispossessed. Weekly readings and writing prompts. Required texts: Blacks by Gwendolyn Brooks; Culture of One and Songs and Stories of the Ghouls by Alice Notley.

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: Deborah Woodard

Class Type: 10 Sessions

Start Date: 09/23/2017

No Class On: 11/25/2017

End Date: 12/02/2017

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Deborah Woodard

Deborah Woodard's first full-length collection, Plato's Bad Horse, appeared in 2006 (Bear Star Press). Her new collection, Borrowed Tales, was recently published by Stockport Flats.

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