About the workshop
Poet Maxine Kumin writes: “In a poem, one can use the sense of place as an anchor for larger concerns, as a link between narrow details and global realities. Location is where we start from.” The Bay Area, rich in history and arts, is fertile ground for provocative and socially-conscious writing. By taking in the goings-on around you, you add to the understanding of that place, its people, and offer the reader an eye into the world where you are. Think of this workshop as way to train you to be a writer-in-residence—not off in another place writing, but fully engaged in the fervor and realities of the blocks that you represent, the communities that you intersect, and the streets that grid your heart.
In this five-week workshop beginning on January 16, 2016, we will generate new writing, read Nomadic Press authors, and offer feedback on each other’s work. Open to all levels of poets and prose writers who write in short form.
Workshop leader: Arisa White
Workshop dates (5 sessions): January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13
Workshop times: 2–5:00 PM every session
Workshop location: Nomadic Press Oakland Workspace, 2926 Foothill Blvd., Oakland, CA 94601
Workshop cost: $240 for the 5-week workshop
Last day to register: January 16, 2016 (credit card or cash payments accepted at the first workshop session)
Age restrictions: NONE. All ages welcome!
Coffee, water, tea, and occasional workshop supplies will be made available. Please bring paper and pens. This workshop will be capped at 20 people, so please reserve your spot today by clicking here.
The workshop will culminate in a wonderful Nomadic Press-organized reading on Sunday, February 14, 2016, from 3–5:00 PM with readings by all of the workshop participants and Arisa White, as well as live music at an East Bay venue.