2 Poetry workshops with Thomas Centolella

Sent by Stella Reed:

2 Poetry workshops with thomas centolella

august 13 & 14 in santa fe

In my 30th year of teaching creative writing, I’m thrilled to return to Santa Fe to offer two poetry intensives on back-to-back days. (Sign up for one or both.) Maximum 10 poets per class. First come, first served. $50 per class. We’ll meet from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Bring a poem you’d like to workshop (and 11 copies for the group) and you will receive at least 20 minutes of careful and encouraging feedback. My aim is to nudge you—OK, maybe even catapult you—to the next level, regardless of which one you now find yourself inhabiting. Whether you’re a beginning writer or an advanced one matters not to me. We all have room for improvement, no? To jumpstart your imagination, I’ll hand out a prompt—not for critiquing, only for creating—a way to sidestep that troublesome self-censor and directly access your creative juice. Lastly, while each class is technically a workshop, I’d like to welcome the concept of fun as well. To paraphrase Nietzsche, life without fun would be a mistake.

To register, please email: workshopssantafe@gmail.com

Thomas Centolella is the author of three collections of poetry, all from Copper Canyon Press: Terra Firma, Lights & Mysteries, and Views from along the Middle Way. His fourth book, Almost Human, is due from Tupelo Press early next year. Some of his honors include the Lannan Literary Award, a Lannan Foundation Writer’s Residency, the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation, publication in the National Poetry Series (selected by Denise Levertov), and the Dorset Prize from Tupelo Press (selected by Edward Hirsch). He has also been a Wallace Stegner Fellow in poetry at Stanford University. He currently teaches creative writing in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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