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Weekly Poetry Class

  • 100 US dollars
  • Location 1

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"Poetry with Larry Bourland: Exploring the Essence of Words" is a unique and immersive poetry class that invites students into the world of poetic expression. Taught by the esteemed poet and educator, Larry Bourland, this course is a journey through the diverse landscapes of poetry. Class Structure: - Interactive Lectures: Larry's lectures are a blend of insightful analysis and personal anecdotes, covering a wide range of topics from classical to contemporary poetry. His approachable style makes even the most complex poetic forms accessible to all students. - Writing Workshops: The heart of the class lies in its interactive writing workshops. Larry encourages students to craft their own poems, providing gentle yet constructive feedback. He fosters an environment of creativity and support, where each student's voice is valued. - Poetry Readings: Regular poetry readings are organized, where students can share their work in a nurturing environment. Larry often shares his own work, setting an example and inspiring his students. - Guest Speakers: Occasionally, the class features guest poets and critics, broadening the scope of learning and offering diverse perspectives on the art of poetry. - Assignments and Feedback: Assignments are thoughtfully designed to challenge students creatively while honing their technical skills. Larry's feedback is detailed and encouraging, aimed at helping each student grow as a poet. - Final Project: The course culminates in a final project, where students are encouraged to create a portfolio or a small anthology of their work, showcasing their development over the course. Key Focus Areas: - Understanding Poetry: From sonnets to free verse, Larry guides students through understanding different poetic forms and techniques. - Finding Your Voice: A significant emphasis is placed on helping students find and develop their unique poetic voice. - The Art of Revision: Students learn the crucial skill of revising their work, understanding that great poetry often emerges from the rewriting process. Ideal for both beginners and those with some experience in poetry, Larry Bourland's class is more than just a course; it's a vibrant community where the love for poetry deepens, and individual voices are discovered and honed.


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