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2017-08/12 A Few Hours of Billy Collins and Raymond Carver with Molly Larson Cook

Date: Saturday, August 12, 2017 Time: 10am to 2pm Number of sessions: 1 day only Members: $60 Nonmembers: $72 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

Poet Billy Collins and poet/short story writer Raymond Carver have influenced many a 21st Century writer with their poems and stories that seem so easy to write, but are as complex and considered as the old masters. The acclaim for these two writers is not for nothing. In this workshop, we’ll focus on the poetry of both Collins and Carver to see how they do what they do. You’ll have time in class to try your hand at poetry that could win its own awards as you work to find just the right words and intention for your poems. 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 and and about writing at

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