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Fall | The A.M. Poetry Workshop w Ruben Quesada | Oct 23 - Dec 4 | Online

The Art and Craft of Prose Poems

Every poet needs to learn about the intersection of poetry and prose as a way to discover a range of possibilities for your subject, style, and voice. Writing prose poems is always about trying new imaginative and innovative possibilities. Let's practice with the block, the paragraph, the square, the rectangle, and other creative shapes to open your language, syntax, and sounds, and to develop your own rhythmic and imagistic patterns. When you learn the craft of repetition, precision, and compression that make up prose poems, you open the doors to new poems. Discussion of drafting, revising, and publishing all wrapped into a six-week romp through prose poetry. Open to all writers.

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Time: 
Oct 23 - Dec 4, 11am - 12:30pm Pacific Time
Start Date: 
Wed, 2024-10-23
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Zoom
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Fall | Time to Write w Paige Thomas | Sep 11 - Oct 16 | In-person

Time, Direction, and Inspiration

Time for exploring with language in a directed and supportive atmosphere. Each session uses unique assignments to help you discover and develop your voice as well as create new material. Unlike a critique workshop, we’ll focus on the process, not the result, so that you’ll have many new pieces to pursue and revise. You'll also learn a variety of tips and techniques that will enable you to create writing time and space in your own life after the class is complete. Open to all writers.

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Time: 
Sep 11 - Oct 16, 6:30 - 8pm
Start Date: 
Wed, 2024-09-11
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Location: 
Attic Institute, 1033 SW Yamhill St., Suite 405
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A Statement of Our Values

The Attic Institute of Arts and Letters opposes the legitimation of bigotry, hate, and misinformation. As a studio for writers, we do not tolerate harassment or discrimination of any kind. We embrace and celebrate our shared pursuit of literature and languages as essential to crossing the boundaries of difference. To that end, we seek to maintain a creative environment in which every employee, faculty member, and student feels safe, respected, and comfortable — even while acknowledging that poems, stories, and essays delve into uncomfortable subjects. We accept the workshop as a place to question ourselves and to empathize with complex identities. We understand that to know the world is to write the world. Therefore, we reaffirm our commitment to literary pursuits and shared understanding by affirming diversity and open inquiry.