bigger poems.jpg Horizontal TabsDescription This course will look at some of the building blocks of what we'll call "bigger" poems, those pieces of writing that keep going, and manage to hold our attention as they develop their ideas and imagery. Monday, April 9, 2018 to Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Registration Fee: $195 *K-12 Educators: Earn 8 State of Michigan SCECH clock hours by attending this workshop. This course is now closed. Do you long to write something that exceeds anything you've already figured out how to do, but feel overwhelmed once you embark? This course will look at some of the building blocks of what we'll call "bigger" poems, those pieces of writing that keep going, and manage to hold our attention as they develop their ideas and imagery. We will read examples together, consider how they were made, then do some writing on our own, all while stretching in ways that allow our poems to take up more space, in interesting ways. This course is recommend for those who have been writing for a while, and are ready for a sustained challenge that will result in a bigger poem. Readings will include selections from Louise Glück, Jim Harrison, Claudia Rankine, Czesław Miłosz, and others. Faculty Holly Wren Spaulding Instructor of Creative Writing, Interlochen College of Creative Arts Schedule Supplies Please bring a notebook and writing utensils. If you enjoy working on a laptop, you may bring that as well, though you won't need it during class. Also, if you have the beginnings of a "bigger poem" that you would like to work on during our time, bring that as well. If you plan to borrow an Interlochen laptop, please bring a thumb drive.