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FALL Online: Poetry of the Ecstatic Unknown Workshop w Ashley Toliver

September 21, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

$215 – $242
Online, N/A, Portland, OR 97207

“Whatever inspiration is, it’s born from a continuous ‘I don’t know.’” ~ Wisława Szymborska

In this class, we’ll approach writing as an emergent process, using Gertrude Stein’s famous line, “And then there is using everything” as our guide and north star. Each session, we’ll work to connect with the inherent and subtle creativity of the body through exercises designed to help us cross the threshold to what is unknown. In the spirit of shared experiment, we’ll push our poetic inquiries further through selected readings from contemporary poetry and assignments geared toward exploring this new new territory of the interior. Through sustained experimentation, interaction and collaboration, you’ll find new fluidity in your work and open the potential for grace in the process.

Register for this workshop

NOTE: To protect everyone during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re offering our workshops via Zoom. All students must first sign up for a free Zoom account. Setting it up is easy. And we can help you with questions, if needed. For each class, you’ll receive a Zoom “invitation,” from the instructor. Click the link…follow the simple directions about the settings for your microphone and in-computer video, and you’re immediately in the “room” for the workshop. For critique workshops, instructors will communicate with students about the process of sharing work. For more generative workshops, students will be writing together while on Zoom.

Mondays, 5:30 – 7:30pm (Pacific Time), Sep 21 – Oct 19, 5 weeks
This will be a special remote workshop facilitated on ZOOM
Total Fee:
Discounted Early Registration is due seven (7) days prior to the start of the workshop. | Discounted Early Registration: $215 (cash/check); $227 (Paypal). | Tuition Registration: $230 (cash/check); $242 (PayPal).


September 21, 2020
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$215 – $242
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Portland, OR 97207


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