Chuckanut Writers - Hybrid Forms: The Lyric Essay with J.R. Lara

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 5:30pm

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WCC - Cascade Hall 161
Bellingham, WA 98226

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Village Books and WCC Community and Continuing Education have established a writing instruction collaboration called Chuckanut Writers. Writing classes, seminars, and conferences will inspire and encourage writers at all stages of their writing journey.

"To break the pentameter, that was the first heave." -Ezra Pound. "There is nothing poetry is called upon to do that prose is not." -Suzanne Paola. Is a poem still a poem if it's written in paragraphs? What if an essay rhymes? In this generative course we'll push the boundaries of prose and poetry, and see what writing can do. Writing exercises, craft discussions, developing our knowledge of poetics and language structure, and progress toward a final collection of work. J.R. Lara is an award-winning poet and essayist. She is an MFA candidate at WWU and editor at Psaltery & Lyre.

Instructor: J.R. Lara. Class meets Apr. 9-May 2 from 5:30-7pm, and is $360; click to register. To see the full listing of current Chuckanut Writers classes, click here.

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