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IN-PERSON: Crafting Poems on Work and Play   

**This class will be taught In-Person**

Emily Dickinson wrote famously of putting away “My labor and my leisure too” to take a slow carriage ride “toward Eternity.” In our six weeks together this summer we’ll read and write poems on working and playing—striving and achieving in various careers as well as relaxing and replenishing in that precious and necessary “time off.”

We’ll look at poems that grow out of professions such as science and health care, law and business, education and social work, and we’ll also consider poems about fun & games, traveling, goofing around, and resting.

At each class we’ll read and discuss a handful of published poems, then enjoy ample time for drafting new ones of our own. Sharing a draft is always optional. We’ll listen appreciatively and encouragingly, tuned-in to poetic tools such as diction, imagery, musicality and finding the sweet spot on the continuum between mystery and clarity.

All are welcome, new and seasoned poets alike.

 

Week by Week Outline

Week 1   Law and business poems

Week 2   Science and health care poems

Week 3   Education and social work poems

Week 4  Poems on adventuring to places near and far

Week 5  Poems on ballgames, boardgames, card games

Week 6  Poems about chilling out at home, puttering in the yard

 
  • IN-PERSON: Crafting Poems on Work and Play
  • Fee: $155.00
    Dates: 6/4/2024 - 7/9/2024
    Times: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Days: Tu
    Sessions: 6
    Building: Downtown Campus; 160 Spear St
    Room: 508
    Instructor: Kathleen McClung
    Seats Available: 7
    **This class will be taught In-Person**

    Emily Dickinson wrote famously of putting away “My labor and my leisure too” to take a slow carriage ride “toward Eternity.” In our six weeks together this summer we’ll read and write poems on working and playing—striving and achieving in various careers as well as relaxing and replenishing in that precious and necessary “time off.”

    We’ll look at poems that grow out of professions such as science and health care, law and business, education and social work, and we’ll also consider poems about fun & games, traveling, goofing around, and resting.

    At each class we’ll read and discuss a handful of published poems, then enjoy ample time for drafting new ones of our own. Sharing a draft is always optional. We’ll listen appreciatively and encouragingly, tuned-in to poetic tools such as diction, imagery, musicality and finding the sweet spot on the continuum between mystery and clarity.

    All are welcome, new and seasoned poets alike.

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