Practice-of-Poetry-884-350.jpeg Horizontal TabsDescription This online course offers an inspiring and practical exploration of the idea that an enduring writing practice will bring fulfillment in a way that completing individual poems rarely can. Monday, February 5, 2018 to Sunday, March 4, 2018 Registration Fee: $295 This course is now closed. This online course offers an inspiring and practical exploration of the idea that an enduring practice will bring fulfillment in a way that completing individual poems rarely can. Together, we'll read, write, discuss and explore what such an approach to poetry would look and feel like. In our month together, we'll trace the life of a poem, from its beginning gestures, on through difficulty, arriving at revision, and at each stage of the process we'll gather strategies for how to be resilient writers who value even the work that doesn't necessarily result in a successful poem. This course will teach you how to become more flexible in your creative process, and how to enjoy the practice as much as any outcome. While you will have the opportunity to share some of your work in progress, and to receive feedback from me, most of your writing will be done out of view of others. Our online classroom will be a lively laboratory where all abilities are welcome and respected. Open to poets and aspiring poets alike. Faculty Holly Wren Spaulding Instructor of Creative Writing, Interlochen College of Creative Arts Schedule Supplies Students enrolled in this online course will receive a special welcome packet by mail from Interlochen in addition to email instructions for accessing the online course approximately one week in advance of the course start date.