New Class!

World-building in Poetry - Remote!

Saturday, July 17th, 10:30am-1:30pm (EST)
Remote (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
12 seats max

In this generative workshop, we will be diving into the vision and senses of the worlds we would like to exist in. With a free writing poem prompt, we will answer the following questions: What would utopia look like for you? How can the sentiments and struggles of today’s experience shape this alternate reality? Using these questions, participants will explore world building not as escapism but a way to envision the possibility of a better world. We will examine how poets have captured these alternate worlds as living, breathing experiences rather than static images, and practice bringing the same vitality into our own work. We will be reading poems of Jayne Cortez and within FIYAH Lit MagSkew MagazineThe Bewitching Bonds Anthology and some of my own pieces. 

This class will be hosted using live Zoom meetings! You will be able to participate in class via Zoom videoconference from wherever you’re most comfortable. All you’ll need is a laptop or a phone! About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting via Zoom–no need to download anything or sign up for Zoom in advance! If you have questions about remote learning, please feel free to reach out to [email protected] for more information.

For a glimpse at how remote learning works, look no further than the deep Zoom discussion of writing and literature below:

Scholarship Information

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  • Generate New Work


  • Poetry

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