This workshop will explore the ways in which single words or phrases can generate poems. Choosing words or terms from a trade or art, natural flora and fauna, or community vernacular, we’ll consider how they shape values, world view, or ideas about identity or one’s environment. How do we redefine them according to our experience and imagination? Using the museum’s current exhibits, local gardens, and area woodlands as sources for writing, students will experiment with a wide range of poetic forms to jumpstart new poems.
Location: upstairs of the Gamble Education Center
Level: beginner to advanced writers
Materials: bring personal writing materials to class
Class size: open to 12 students
Cost: $180; $150 members