Who’s this journey for?
This journey is for those who have some foundational knowledge of poetry writing. Not sure? We recommend Poetry 1: Find your voice
This course is designed to strengthen foundations in poetry, especially for participants who have some prior introduction to poetry. The cohort will provide a safe space and supportive environment to help students strengthen their poetic voice. Each week, students will independently complete daily writing assignments along with attending 45 minute class sessions each of the 4 weeks. Each week will focus on a theme for students to write outside of class. Poetry prompts and poems will be provided to make daily practices engaging.
Week 1: Shouting It Out
Why do we write poems?
From Part One’s journey, we focused on figuring out what defines poetry. For Part Two, we will shift our discussion more on why we write poems and why it’s important to “shout it out.”
Week 2: Humor
Why do some individuals consider writing humorous poems as “not real poems”?
How effective can humor be in terms of tone?
What helps bring humor and comedy in writing?
Week 3: Love
How do we go beyond the “commercialization” of love poems?
In what ways can we show the theme of love in a poem?
Week 4: Performance
How do we balance “performative” aspects of poetry vs. “writing” aspects of poetry
4 - 10 people
Poetry 2: Strengthen your voice
Strengthen your poetry foundations with this 4 week course focused on getting down to writing & revising. Each week will cover a new angle of the art, with corresponding writing prompts.
starting May 7
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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.
Know exactly what to do before the next class with clear exercises. Practice a little bit each day to grow your skills and take advantage of the mental health benefits of being creative.
Meet with your instructor for a weekly class. Besides learning new skills, you'll get time for Q&A and feedback.
You gain more motivation and perspective when you learn with others. Share the frustrations and joys of learning something new with people who get it. Our discussion groups are 4 - 10 people.
The Journey Experience
Jumpstart your creativity with our interactive, research-based approach
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