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Fresh Starts: A Poetry Writing Class taught by Ariana Brown

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A gentle and generative poetry writing class taught by Ariana Brown. All classes take place virtually on Zoom.

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Starting September 28:

Tuesdays @ 7:00pm -- 8:30pm CST

Sep 28, Oct 5, Oct 12, Oct 19

In the last year and half, we have witnessed and experienced immeasurable grief. Fresh Starts is a gentle and generative poetry writing class designed to help people write through some of the feelings and thoughts that have stayed with us during this time. It is designed as a low-stakes communal approach to writing when you don’t know where to begin.

Together we will study prose poems, list poems, poems about grief, and odes by Black writers such as Suzi Q. Smith, KB, Ebony Stewart, and Janae Johnson. Ariana will facilitate group discussion about writing techniques and how each writer discusses grief and possibility. Writing prompts will ask participants to write imitation poems so as to understand the purpose of each form. There will be plenty of time to write, discuss, and share new work. Open to writers of all experience levels ages 18 and up.

FRESH STARTS INCLUDES:

  • Weekly 90-minute live writing session and group discussion led by Ariana.
  • Dedicated time to study, write, and share.
  • Detailed syllabus focusing on all Black gender marginalized writers, including slam poets and Southern poets.
  • Q&A with Ariana about the course sessions and topics.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Ariana Brown is a queer Black Mexican American poet from San Antonio, TX. She holds a B.A. in African Diaspora Studies and Mexican American Studies as well as an M.F.A. in Poetry. Ariana is a 2014 national collegiate poetry slam champion. She is the author of We Are Owed. (Grieveland, 2021) and Sana Sana (Game Over Books, 2020). She has been writing, performing, and teaching poetry for over 10 years. Find her work online at www.arianabrown.com and follow her on Twitter and Instagram @ArianaThePoet.

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  • Sessions will not be recorded.
  • Live captioning will be provided via Zoom.
  • Each participant will receive a detailed syllabus containing lessons, prompts, and readings.
  • For the full access statement, click here.
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