Saturday, April 24th, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. San Francisco
$95 members/$110 non-members
Waiting to be struck by an inspirational bolt of lightning can be seductive, but it gets lonely out there under the tree. “Too much waiting can dampen the spirit,” says instructor Julie Bruck. “There are other ways to get in touch with your creative muse, ways that we’ll explore in today’s workshop.”
If you’re new to poetry, bring yourself. If you’re already writing poems, ditto. Either way, bring writing supplies. During this poetic foray, you’ll write and talk and read—and do it all again. “You won’t need to risk life and limb and West Nile in a field,” says Julie, “and it won’t be scary. You can head for home with a headful of new ideas and enough inspiration to launch you in some new and exciting directions.”
Julie Bruck has taught at several Canadian universities, and was a resident faculty member at The Robert Frost Place. She has an MFA from Warren Wilson, fellowships from The MacDowell Colony and the Canada Council, and has published two collections, The Woman Downstairs (1993) and The End of Travel (1999). A third book is in the works. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Ploughshares, and Ms. New poems are forthcoming in The New Yorker and The Malahat Review. A Montreal native, she has lived in San Francisco for eleven years.