ONLINE Poetry As An Archive
ONLINE - Poetry As An Archive
August 3-24, 2022
Instructor: Samantha Jones
MEMBER PRICE: $127.50 (with member coupon AWCSM25)
NON-MEMBER PRICE: $170.00
In this four-week class we will appreciate poems as archives that contain information about family, society, history, the environment, and more. We will read poems from a diverse group of writers that speak to the theme and explore how these works archive or hold information in different ways. Each week will include reflection on published literature, discussion, and writing exercises. The exercises will encourage participants to consider how the archive shows up in their writing and how they may incorporate memory into their creative practice. The weekly, 2-hour online sessions will cover the following:
Week 1: Poems as records of family, culture, and lineage
Week 2: Poems as archives of climate and environment
Week 3: Poems as time capsules and timelines
Week 4: Poems as documentation of world events
This is an interactive online class using the Zoom web platform.
Samantha Jones (she/her) is a Calgary-based poet of mixed white settler and Black Canadian heritage. She is a literary magazine enthusiast with writing published in CV2, GeoHumanities, Grain, New Forum, Room, THIS, Watch Your Head, and elsewhere. Samantha is an alumna of the Banff Centre Spring Writers Retreat and the Iceland Writers Retreat. She is a PhD Candidate at the University of Calgary, a copyeditor, and the founder and facilitator of the Diverse Voices Roundtable for BIPOC Writers at the Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society. Find her on Twitter: @jones_yyc.
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