VIRTUAL: Conversations with the Masters: What Good Poems Teach Us about Writing and Life
In this writing workshop we will look at “good poems” to see what they can show us about poetic craft. We will examine how they have explored the everyday elements of our lives as well as major themes and events to give us guidance, comfort, pleasure and delights of the imagination. We’ll look at the work of a number of different poets, discuss these poets and their poems, and turn our attention to writing our own poems in response. Assignments will be given in each class, and the following day participants’ writing will be discussed, should they choose to share. All levels of experience (or inexperience) welcome.
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Virtual Events: Payments made for Virtual Events are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend the event, recordings will be made available to you after the event. For events with multiple sessions, every attempt will be made to make the session(s) available to you before the next scheduled session.
In-Person Events: During this Covid-19 pandemic period, written notification must be received no later than 45 days prior to the start date of your workshop in order to receive a refund, minus a $100 processing charge. No refunds will be processed after that time. We reserve the right to announce a change in leadership or cancel any program 45 days prior to the first day of the workshop. In that event, you may transfer to another workshop without charge or we will refund the full workshop payment. Many participants have found it helpful to purchase travel insurance. This cancellation policy does not apply to January term. If the cancellation is Covid-related and is received less than 45 days prior to your start date, your funds will be left on deposit for another ghost ranch workshop or future stay or you can make it a full donation to support us through this unique business period.
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PAYMENTS MADE FOR VIRTUAL EVENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
If you are unable to attend the event, recordings will be made available to you after the event. For events with multiple sessions, every attempt will be made to make the session(s) available to you before the next scheduled session.