There’s still time to sign-up for my upcoming spring classes at Richard Hugo House! (1634 11th Avenue / Seattle, WA)
WRITING TO THE GREAT WHITE WHALE: MELVILLE’S MOBY-DICK (Open to readers, poets, and prose writers looking for new writing experiments and inspiration)
MEETS: TUES 7:10-910 PM; Starts March 25th, 2014; 10 weeks
Description: Together we’ll tackle Herman Melville’s classic novel, Moby-Dick; Or The Whale — both as readers and as writers — for the pleasure of its wildness, masterful use of language, stunning imagery, and stylistic breadth. Whether you have read it before, always meant to, or consistently fell asleep at the infamous list of whales, our camaraderie and unique in-class writing prompts (slanted towards poetry but open to prose) will help you experience the book anew and generate your own portfolio of new work.
TO REGISTER: http://hugohouse.org/store/class/writing-to-the-great-white-whale-melvilles-moby-dick/
CREATURES OF THE SEA: EXPERIMENTS IN POETRY & MARINE BIOLOGY (For poets, scientists, prose writers, and anyone excited by unusual writing prompts)
MEETS WED 7:10-9:10 PM; Starts May 7th, 2014; 6 weeks
Description: What sensory approaches can we learn from an octopus, expanding our imagery? What makes words school like fish, or helps work grow one gigantic claw? This generative class provides eclectic prompts using both poetic and scientific sources for inspiration, including work by Elizabeth Bishop, Katherine Larson, Rachel Carson, W.S. Merwin, and Henry Beston. Most writing happens in class, culminating in a portfolio of at least 5 new pieces. Slanted towards poetry; writers at all levels welcome; no previous marine knowledge required.
TO REGISTER: http://hugohouse.org/store/class/creatures-of-the-sea-experiments-in-poetry-and-marine-biology/
All of my upcoming classes at Richard Hugo House: http://hugohouse.org/classes/course-catalog/?teacher=11144