April 5, Alive at the Center anthology launch. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, Seattle. 7pm, FREE.
April 11, 2nd Annual Pie & Whiskey Reading. Get Lit! Festival in Spokane. 9 pm, FREE. More info.
January 8 (2014) with Erin Malone. The Station, 2533 16th Avenue South. 7pm, FREE.
Hugo House presents: (Un)Conventional Poetry
“Writing a poem is like having your way for too long,” says Chelsey Minnis. In this class we’ll write poems, but we won’t get our way. We’ll do the opposite—we’ll explore contemporary poetry forms and use the conventions of those forms to generate new work. You’ll try your hand at erasure, persona, food, and “five-paragraph” narrative poems, among others. Over the course of our six weeks we’ll break old writing habits, speak with different voices, experiment, and surprise ourselves. We’ll also emerge with a handful of new poems and a better appreciation of contemporary poetry.
Class meets at Richard Hugo House on Wednesdays from 7-9 starting March 20, ending April 24.
More information about Hugo House classes and how to register here.
The Living Room Workshops Presents: Five Courses
Food is personal. Food is universal. Food is never just about food. Who knows that better than a bunch of hungry writers? For five weeks (one course a week, so to speak), we’ll use what we grow, cook, and eat to find new routes into an everlasting meal of poems and non-fiction pieces. We’ll find the sweet spot where public and private lives collide in the kitchen, explore the synesthetic impatience of wanting to eat a tulip or lick a Rothko, and discover the secret to packing a fat little blackberry so full of metaphor it can carry the weight of an entire being. Expect to read a little, write a lot, and leave this class hungry for more. Class price also includes the class text, The Hungry Ear, which will be distributed on the first day of class.
Class meets in the instructor’s living room (Ballard, Washington) May 8 through June 5 on Wednesdays from 7 to 9 pm. Tuition is $205 and includes class text.
To register, e-mail email@example.com.
For more information about The Living Room Workshops, click here.