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Writing The Fairytale Poem

All Levels | In this workshop, we will read and discuss works from contemporary poets that are inspired by characters, objects, and/or other components of fairytales and cultural myths to explore and reveal political, social, and/or personal truths. Students will generate new work and will come away with three drafts for new poems.

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.

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Instructor: Leonora Simonovis

Class Type: 1 Session

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Term: Winter 2022

Start Date: 02/06/2022

Days of the Week: Sunday

Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm PST

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Leonora Simonovis

Leonora Simonovis is a Venezuelan born poet, educator, and scholar who currently lives in San Diego, CA, on the traditional and unceded territory of the Kumeyaay Nation. She holds a Ph.D in Hispanic literatures from Washington University in St. Louis and an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University, Los Angeles. Currently, she is a Professor of Latin American and Caribbean literature and culture at the University of San Diego (USD), where she also teaches Creative Writing in Spanish. Her experiences as a former competitive swimmer, an Aikidoka, and a trained yoga and meditation instructor, have led her to create a unique pedagogical approach that informs much of her writing. She believes that
nothing happens in isolation, everything is connected, especially when writing with others.

Her poetry manuscript Study of the Raft was selected by final judge Sherwin Bitsui as the winner of the 2021 Colorado Prize for Poetry and will be published by The Center for Literary Publishing in November 2021. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from The American Journal of Poetry, Tinderbox poetry Journal, The Rumpus, Inverted Syntax, Arkansas International, Gargoyle, and Diode Poetry Journal, among others.

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