Reshape, Renew, Regenerate: A Workshop in Creative Revision
Dates: 4 Tuesdays, Feb. 12 - Mar. 5
Time: 7 pm - 9 pm
Instructor: Rachel Richardson
Revision is its own art, beyond a quick edit or polish. To see a poem freshly offers you exciting possibilities for bringing it to its best final form, often far beyond what you could have initially imagined.
In this workshop, we will take your abandoned, lifeless, frustrating, partial, gangly, and self-conscious drafts, and help them emerge as beauties. With heavy focus on in-class experimentation, we will play with shape and sound, movement and energy.
Expect to rework 4 to 8 old drafts in the course of our four weeks together--and you'll quite likely end up writing several new poems in the process as well!
Rachel Richardson is a co-founder and co-director of Left Margin LIT. She is also the author of two books of poems,
Hundred-Year Wave and Copperhead.
Rachel has taught at a number of universities, including Stanford and USF’s MFA in Writing program, and at San Quentin Correctional Facility. She has been awarded NEA and Wallace Stegner Fellowships, and her poems have been published in the New York Times Magazine, Slate, and many journals.
More about Rachel: www.rachelbjrichardson.com