VIRTUAL – Not Missing the Moment: The Ten-line Poem in the Time of Crisis
This workshop is full – please use the waitlist button if you would like to be considered should a spot open up.
For most of us, our lives have changed dramatically in the last six months. We no longer go to our places of work, our children remain home and away from friends, we cannot see or touch or hug the people we love, we do not go to restaurants or to places of worship, we have our groceries delivered.
We have lost a lot. But there is, or can be, a silver lining to this dark cloud: We have time, if we take it, to notice the small things we would have missed in the normal fast pace of our frantic pre-pandemic lives. There are treasures around us we have left undiscovered. There are small moments of joy that are more important now than they were. There are memories we have time to resurrect, plans to be made for the future.
In this course we will observe, appreciate, and write about these experiences in poems of only ten lines. We will learn to look with new eyes and write with new understanding of the power of the small, tight poem, one which requires that we eliminate the unnecessary trappings of explanation, one which works from the outset toward memorable closure through image, detail, association, and revelation.
Through the magic of Zoom, lessons in craft will begin each day, followed by writing time, followed by time to share, if writers so choose. At the end do the week, participants will have a chance to read one of their poems in a Zoom session open to all Ranch participants.
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Dates: Monday-Friday, Oct 5-9, 2020
9:00 A.M. – Noon MT
$50 – Contribute to scholarship ($250)
-$50 – Need scholarship help ($150)
Course is limited to 12 participants.