SPRING: Seeds for New Poems w Patrick Dundon | Jun 13 - July 11

“The opening line of a poem is like finding a fruit on the ground, a piece of fallen fruit you’ve never seen before. The poet’s task is to create the tree from which such a fruit would fall. ”—Paul Valéry

As poets, we constantly face the blank page. This can be maddening, as the same old fears can haunt us: What do I have to say? Is it interesting enough? Am I writing the same thing over and over? Will I ever write another poem again? In this class, we’ll immerse ourselves in the messiness of the creative process, drawing inspiration from a diverse array of sources—our observations, insights, memories, dreams, and language itself—to jump start our poetry, surprise ourselves, and find new doorways into our poems and ourselves. Through both in-class exercises and critique, we’ll emerge from the class with a rich heap of new writing, and transform the blank page into a space of potential instead of dread.

Register for this workshop

Saturdays, Jun 13 - July 11, 9:30am - 12pm [no meeting July 4)
Attic Institute of Arts and Letters, 4232 SE Hawthorne Boulevard
Total Fee: 
Discounted Early Registration is due seven (7) days prior to the start of the workshop. | Discounted Early Registration: $215 (cash/check); $227 (Paypal). | Tuition Registration: $230 (cash/check); $242 (PayPal).