Explorations in Creative Writing: The Poem
Poetry is an art form. Art is a machine that generates emotion. Our focus in this workshop is the ability of words to communicate our emotions and to conjure emotions in others. By understanding the connection between words and emotions we can explore our own emotional landscape better. It is important to note that this class is far beyond a lecture. We will not be concerned with formal poetry forms, or any other rules. Ok, well, there will be haikus.
In this, hands-on, experiential workshop, we will use playful exercises to warm-up and free the blocks and resistance to writing creatively, learn tools and techniques to open yourself up to inspiration, and discover the emotional power of words. We’ll explore the variety of modern poetic expression and use playful exercises to create your own poetry
By participating in this workshop you will better understand and appreciate the emotional power of your words on both yourself and others. The Explorations in Creative Writing mini workshop is a recommended, but not required prerequisite. Bring your favorite writing implement (vintage typewriters can be supplied), comfortable clothes and an open heart.
Teacher – Randy Rosenthal