07/14 Jumpstart Your Poetry with Wendy M Mnookin

Date: Sunday, July 14, 2013 Time: 2pm to 5pm Number of sessions: 1 -- One day class! Members: $65 Nonmembers: $75 Location: Inspirations Gallery, NTC at Liberty Station • 2730 Historic Decatur Rd., Barracks 16, Suite 204 • San Diego, CA 92106

Visiting Poet! 

In this workshop we’ll practice using free writes to develop our writing muscles and create material that is fresh and vital. Using a variety of writing prompts, including Encyclopedia Brown, braided prompt, burglar prompt, and left turn here, we’ll experiment with subject and style, breaking away from patterns in our writing. This is especially productive to do in a group, where the language each of us puts into the air helps fuel us all. We’ll talk about how free-writing can expand our choices in both new work and revision and develop strategies we can use beyond the workshop. Please bring several poems that you would like to revise, and, if you wish, a journal or notebook to dedicate to free writing.

new Mnookin photoWendy Mnookin is a poet living in Newton, Massachusetts. Her most recent book is The Moon Makes Its Own Plea (BOA Editions, 2008). Her other books are What He Took, To Get Here, and Guenever Speaks. Widely published in journals and anthologies, Mnookin’s honors include an NEA Fellowship in Poetry and the Sheila Motton Book Award from the New England Poetry Club.

Mnookin teaches poetry at Emerson College and at Grub Street, a non-profit writing program in Boston. She has taught workshops around the country, including the Writers’ Center in Chautauqua, NY; the Nature of Words in Bend, OR; and the Writers’ Garret in Dallas, TX. You can learn more about her work at wendymnookin.com.

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