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2017-07/22 Summer Poems – The Muse by the Sea with Molly Larson Cook

Date: canceled by instructor Time:  Number of sessions:  Members:  Nonmembers:  Location: San Diego Writers, Ink, ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Barracks 16, 2nd Floor Above Women's Museum, San Diego, CA 92106

Hot town!  Summer in the city!  It’s a great time to rouse your poetry Muse and celebrate the season as so many poets before have done.  We’ll take a look at some of those poetic tributes to summer and consider what it is about this season that inspires us – even in our city of “endless summer” where the Muse wears flip-flops and sunscreen!  Perhaps it is as author Ben Saenz put it:  “Summers had a logic all their own and they always brought something out in me.”  What does summer bring out in you?  Join us and put that “something” about summer into poetry.  Class limit – 8.

Molly Larson Cook  is an award-winning writer and writing coach. Most recently, she received the 2016 Steve Kowit Poetry Prize, and her winning poem is included in the 2016-2017 San Diego Poetry Annual.  Molly was a Fellow at the Fishtrap Writers Conference in Oregon where she worked with poet Naomi Shihab Nye, and she received the Dibner Fellowship for Fiction in Maine. She’s published op-eds as well as a number of magazine and newspaper articles and has taught writing and literature in universities on both coasts and in workshops for adult writers at her Skylark Writing Studio on Whidbey Island in Washington. She agrees with author Louis Auchincloss that a writer’s life is his or her capital, and she’s tried to gather as much of that capital as possible.  Molly’s jazz novel, Listen, was published in 2003 and her one-woman show, On Our Way to Somewhere, in 2002. She is currently engaged in both writing and painting in San Diego.  Molly blogs about jazz and art at http://jazzycookie.wordpress.com and http://artulips.wordpress.com and about writing at http://whatwouldsteinbeckdo.wordpress.com .

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