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Online Poetry Class — Triggering Poetic Inspiration

Where do poem ideas come from? Finding a way to sustain poetry writing beyond those first emotion-driven poems that we just have to write is often the challenge facing poets who have been writing for awhile. Using Richard Hugo’s The Triggering Town as inspiration, poets will come out of this class with eight new poems, as well as some new tools for generating inspiration and ideas.

Triggering Poetic Inspiration (8 weeks):

January 11-March 4, 2021— $280

Registration deadlines: January 5. Ten spots available, first-come, first served.

Email northbeachwriters@gmail.com to register or visit the website for more information at https://northbeachwritersretreat.com/triggering-poetic-inspiration/

The class will be following along in The Triggering Town, by Richard Hugo. It is necessary that you have the book in order to take the class.

Topics covered in this 8-week course include:

Chapter 1: Writing off the Subject
Chapter 2: The Triggering Town
Chapter 3: Assumptions
Chapter 4: Teaching and Roethke
Chapter 5: Nuts and Bolts
Chapter 6: In Defense of Creative Writing Classes
Chapter 7: Statements of Faith
Chapter 8: Ci Vediamo (We See)