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
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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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Julie Bruck: Fearless Poetry Workshop

9 Thursdays, Spring Session 2016 (dates TBA),  7-9:30 p.m.
$215 members/$245 others    San Francisco
Testimonials for Julie

CLASS CLOSED for Winter Session 2016. Will be offered again in the 2016 Spring Session that starts in April of 2016.

This workshop is intended for people who want to jump start their poetry practice and to keep the engine oiled. You’ll do plenty of writing and reading, and have lively discussions  about both the craft and the process of poetry.

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Alison Luterman: Discovering Your Poetry – Uncover the Gems

alison-luterman Five Mondays, July 22-Aug. 19, 7-9:30 p.m.
$215 members/$245 others   Berkeley


“Many beginning students come to a poetry class hoping for quick critiques and suggestions for revision.  There are times when it’s right to want this, but not until you’re nearing the final draft,” says Alison Luterman.

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Poetry and Surprise

BruckCroppedOne Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.  San Francisco
$55 members/$65 non-members
(this class is not currently scheduled)

“When U.S. Poet Laureate Kay Ryan decided to take up poetry,” says instructor Julie Bruck, “she began by picking tarot cards at random, writing a poem to each until she’d exhausted the deck. This, she said, was a way for her to discover her themes. By her own account, her process hasn’t changed much, but there’s a thrill that goes into unwrapping her short, highly-compressed poems that is a direct transmission of the play that goes into their making.

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