A Little Time for Poetry (with Carolyn Zaikowski)
Life is busy. We don’t get the chance to steep in our poetry practice as often as we'd like, and we find ourselves getting more disconnected from our writing life—sometimes for months or years. The purpose of this class is to give us a quiet, supportive, and structured space to simply be poets for a few hours. This class is perfect for those who want to do some self-care and reconnect with their inner poet, as well as for those who simply crave a block of time to write and think about poetry.
- Reflect on our individual poetry interests/goals to get them conscious and activated again.
- Brainstorm ways to incorporate a poetry practice into our lives.
- Do several sessions of in-class writing; interesting prompts will be offered for those who don’t have current poems or projects to bring.
- Engage in supportive, guided sharing and feedback sessions.Explore basic resources for publishing, networking, and building community.
CAROLYN ZAIKOWSKI is the author of the novels In a Dream, I Dance by Myself, and I Collapse (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2016) and A Child Is Being Killed (Aqueous Books, 2013.) Her fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared widely, in such publications as The Washington Post, Denver Quarterly, The Rumpus, PANK, Dusie, Huffington Post, and Everyday Feminism. She holds an MFA from Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics and is currently an English professor. Find her online at www.carolynzaikowski.com.
WHEN: Saturday, April 6 (10am - 5pm)
WHERE: Commons Coworking, in Williamsburg MA