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In this 4 week journey, we will be exploring elements related to poetry. This journey will focus on the foundations of poetry, along with gaining an understanding on how poetry primarily gives us the creative freedom to express our thoughts in any shape or form.

Each class will focus on a specific topic, such as imagery and dialogue, that will guide you in creating poems that truly speak to your voice. We will also have opportunities to freely write and share our poems in this safe space. Additionally, you will be assigned low stakes, daily writing assignments to help you prepare for our final class, where we will share together our own small collections of poems.

If you want to give poetry a try but aren't sure where to start, this journey is for you! You will be guided to create a daily writing habit for yourself. 

What we'll cover

Session 1: What is poetry? 

Session 2: Imagery

Session 3: Sounds and dialogue

Session 4: Tone

Testimonials from former MixLife students: 

"Yumi opened up for me a whole new perspective on poetry and how it's performed. She's passionate about what she teaches and let's you digest the information in your own way and on your own time. She inspires you to express yourself and learn from others as well."  - V , Nov 2020, Beginner Poetry Class

4 weeks
4 - 10 people
Poetry: Find your voice

This journey will focus on the foundations of poetry and you will experience the creative freedom to express your thoughts in any shape or form. Each class will focus on a specific topic, such as imagery and dialogue. If you want to give poetry a try but aren't sure where to start, this journey is for you!

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Yume Kim

Yume is an educator and published author (Reserve the Right, Nomadic Press) who currently resides in San Francisco, California. She has a love for writing, especially poetry and aims to provide a collaborative and fun learning environment for students. She has previous experiences in teaching both Composition Writing and Creative Writing at De Anza College and The Art Institute of California - San Francisco campus. She is an alumni of San Francisco State University, where she earned both an M.A. in English and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing.
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Relaxing from the start

You don’t need to spend weeks learning technique before using art to unwind. Journeys have opportunities for creative flow right from the start, at any skill level. 

In our pilot...

75% of participants reported a reduction in stress

Make real progress

Once you join a creative journey, we make the rest easy with a structured program. Keep moving forward with interactive instruction, lots of practice prompts and quick answers to your blocking questions. 

In our pilot...

86% felt challenged to grow and become a better person

Experience it together

You gain more motivation and perspective when you learn with others in our small discussion groups. Share the ups and downs of learning something new with people who get it. Join us for our finale celebrations!

In our pilot...

75% felt an increased sense of belonging to a community

MixLife Creative Journeys are 4 or 8 week programs with weekly live sessions from top notch instructors, practice activities and small discussion groups. Our balanced, research-based programs set you up for long term inspiration

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