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Combo Special: Finding a Way In: Intro to Poetry & Revising Your Poems

Ben_Jackson10 Wednesdays, Jan. 27-March 30, 7-9:30 pm  Berkeley
 $365 members/$395 others    Cancellation/Refund Policy
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COMBO SPECIAL: First 5 weeks: Finding a Way In: Intro to Poetry; second 5 weeks: Finding a Way In: Revising Your Poems. Ten weeks for the price of a 9-week class. This combo is considered to be ONE class with one starting date, in relation to our cancellation/refund policy. Please read the policy. Thank you!

Ben Jackson: Finding a Way In – Revising Your Poems

Ben_Jackson5 Wednesdays, May 18 – June 157-9:30 pm   Berkeley
$215 members/$245 others
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COMBO SPECIAL: Raw Writing + Finding a Way In

What are your favorite strategies when you revise your poems? Do you try to make your images clearer and more surprising? Do you experiment with the length of your lines? When you’ve written a draft that isn’t quite working, have you ever tried turning the poem into a sonnet or a villanelle? At times, do you find that you simply don’t know what to do?

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Ben Jackson: Finding a Way In: Intro to Poetry

Ben_JacksonFive Wednesdays, Jan. 27 thru Feb. 24,  7-9:30 pm   Berkeley 
$215 members/$245 others   Cancellation/Refund Policy
Testimonials for Ben

COMBO SPECIAL: Finding a Way In: Intro to Poetry & Finding a Way In: Revising Your Poems

“Many people say they don’t ‘get’ poetry,” says Ben Jackson. “I don’t always ‘get’ it either. But I know what my body feels, I know what my mind processes, and that’s enough for me to find my way into a poem, whether I’m the author or the reader. I ‘get’ poetry in my own way. I believe you can too.

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Ben Jackson: Poetry Workshop: Finding a Way In

Saturday Feb. 15th, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
$95 members/$110 others    San Francisco
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Whether you are new to poetry or you are looking for deeper immersion into the art form, this class will show you a variety of ways to appreciate, learn from, and fall in love with both the reading and writing of poetry.

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Ben Jackson: Journaling – Turn Your Life into Art

Ben_Jackson5 Thursdays, January 19 – February 16, 7-9:30pm   
$275 members/$295 non-members 

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“I still have that navy blue hardback journal that my mom gave me for Christmas when I was ten,” says instructor Ben Jackson. “After writing my first few entries, I was hooked. Years later, when I started writing a long sequence poem about my twin brother, I mined through journal entries all the way back to early adolescence in order to understand the recurring themes in our relationship.

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