More Poem 884x350.jpg Horizontal TabsDescription In this one-day workshop, poet Fleda Brown will challenge participants to stretch their sense of what a poem can do, especially their own poems. Friday, November 1, 2019 Registration Fee: $85 *K-12 Educators: Earn 5 State of Michigan SCECH clock hours by attending this workshop. This class is now full. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to be placed on a wait list. In this one-day workshop, poet Fleda Brown will challenge participants to stretch their sense of what a poem can do, especially their own poems. William Blake saw the world in a grain of sand. Drawing on that idea, this class will practice going so deeply into an image that they come out the other side, possibly into an upside-down world, or at least a world that holds much more than first seen. With Fleda’s guidance, the class will begin by looking at some model poems, and then proceed to locating their own grain of sand, and—via five different routes—see if a world can be found in it. It’s one thing to ooh and ahh over what someone else has managed to get into a poem; it’s another to do it ourselves. Often the conversation around a draft of a poem can be the most powerful stretching, so revision will be a key component of the work. This is an ideal class for those who have been writing poems for a while and are looking for some ways to depart from their comfortable groove. But those fairly new to writing poems are welcome too! Faculty Fleda Brown Writers Retreat Writer-in-Residence, Interlochen College of Creative Arts Schedule Supplies Participants are encouraged to bring their favorite writing tools - pen and notebook, laptop, or tablet. There are also Interlochen Mac laptops available for participant use while in class. You will have the option to request a laptop during registration.