Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00 p.m.: March 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28
Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon: March 26, April 2, 9, (skip), 23, 30, May 7
This mixed-level poetry class is designed to help students learn about new forms, take creative risks, and most importantly, generate new work. Each class will consist of a brief craft lecture, a range of prompts, and the chance for group feedback. Both classes are suited for students at all levels — those working towards publication, those experimenting with new ways of writing, and would-be poets who are new to this craft. We will turn to other poets for inspiration, particularly looking at contemporary new forms. We will also learn more about submitting work for publication — what steps to take and what journals might be a fit. This workshop is a place to build community and collective rejuvenation. Email me at Elline.Lipkin@gmail.com to sign up. $295.00 Paypal and Venmo are welcome (Elline-Lipkin-1).
Elline Lipkin is a poet, nonfiction writer, and academic. She holds an MFA from Columbia University and a PhD in Creative Writing. Currently a Research Scholar with UCLA’s Center for the Study of Women, she has taught at a range of colleges and universities, including UC Berkeley, Scripps College, and Chapman University. Her first book, The Errant Thread, was chosen by Eavan Boland for the Kore Press First Book Award. Her second book, Girls’ Studies, is part of the Seal Studies series and explores contemporary girlhood in America. She has been in residence at Yaddo, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Dorland Mountain Arts Colony and was a California Resident at Yefe Nof. Her poems and critical essays have been published widely. In 2019 and 2020 she served on the selection committee for the Kate & Kingsley Tufts Poetry Awards. From 2016-2018, she was the Poet Laureate of Altadena and co-editor of the Altadena Poetry Review.