Summer Workshop Program 2023

Please note: The tuition for all Summer Program Workshops is the following:
$900-Sustaining Rate, $700-Regular Rate, $500-Student/Teacher Rate
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Beyond the Lyrical “I”: Using Documentary Research in Poems Exploring Political & Social Issues Beyond the Lyrical “I”: Using Documentary Research in Poems Exploring Political & Social Issues July 22 to July 27, 2018 Tuition: $600 Workshop: 9am-Noon Discipline: Poetry OPEN TO ALL On-site Housing NOT Available - Off-site Housing Options

This workshop is part of Social Justice Week.

Poetry that engages our social as well as personal sensibilities often utilizes documentary material. In this workshop, we will focus on moving beyond personal experience and into material that involves historical, socio-political, or other research, without sacrificing personal involvement and feeling. You needn’t have written this kind of poetry before. But you will be encouraged to explore and utilize documentary material in new work during the week, and to pursue research online or in the Provincetown Library, to which we will make a brief field trip after the first session. All classes will include discussion of published poems and suggestions about how to move beyond the lyrical “I.” But the primary focus will be on your own work, either new poems or poems (or sections of poems) on which you’re already working.

Biography

This workshop is part of Social Justice Week.

Poetry that engages our social as well as personal sensibilities often utilizes documentary material. In this workshop, we will focus on moving beyond personal experience and into material that involves historical, socio-political, or other research, without sacrificing personal involvement and feeling. You needn't have written this kind of poetry before. But you will be encouraged to explore and utilize documentary material in new work during the week, and to pursue research online or in the Provincetown Library, to which we will make a brief field trip after the first session. All classes will include discussion of published poems and suggestions about how to move beyond the lyrical "I." But the primary focus will be on your own work, either new poems or poems (or sections of poems) on which you're already working.

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