Instructor: Hollie Hardy
You already know how to write a poem, but you want to reinvigorate and nourish your writing practice. If you’re looking for feedback, community, a reason to write more, a way to break through blocks, and find fresh ideas and inspiration, if you are looking to take your poetry to the next level, write and revise new work, give and receive feedback, and get your work published, this is the class for you!
This new, intermediate-level, 6-week workshop is designed for poets who have taken a poetry class with Hollie Hardy and are looking for new curriculum, OR have other outside experience learning to write and workshop poetry. (This is not a real prerequisite, just a suggestion.) All are welcome.
The class will include generative writing prompts, close readings of poems, and generous feedback and attention in a relaxed, supportive environment.
Hollie Hardy is the author of How to Take a Bullet, And Other Survival Poems (Punk Hostage Press) winner of the 2016 Annual Poetry Center Book Award, at San Francisco State University. She holds an MFA in Poetry from SFSU and teaches writing classes at Berkeley City College and the SF Creative Writing Inst. An active participant in the local literary scene, Hardy co-founded the Beast Crawl Literary Festival and has featured at more than a hundred Bay Area readings. She hosts the popular monthly series, Saturday Night Special, An East Bay Open Mic and the annual Pairings for the Senses at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and published in numerous literary journals, including Red Light Lit, Fourteen Hills, Eleven Eleven, The Common, sPARKLE & bLink, Parthenon West Review, and many more. www.holliehardy.com
Poetry Workshop II * Oakland
Thursdays * 6 sessions
March 19-April 23, 2020
1111 Broadway 3rd Floor, Oakland
(near 12th St BART)