Need ideas to help you start writing? Join us for a monthly pop-up workshop co-presented by Phoenix College and ASU's Piper Center for Creative Writing.
Each session includes a 30-minute mini-class and a writing prompt exploring some aspect of craft—setting, dialogue, character development, etc.—followed by focused writing time and the opportunity to read your work to the group.
Tonight, Phoenix College professor Cody Wilson (Nobody is Ever Missing
) continues the series with "Let's Get (un)Familiar: Defamiliarization as Creative Technique". Where do poems come from? What compels them into being? Susan Sontag tells us, “a writer is someone who pays attention to the world—a writer is a professional observer.” Wilson discusses how poetry comes from refocusing perspective, even on what seems familiar or trite. Participants will be given examples from contemporary writers as models and will then use prompted methods of discovery to generate original imagery that re-envisions the familiar into something extraordinary.
PARKING / LIGHT RAIL
- Cost: $8.
- Register below or directly on Eventbrite.
- Refunds will not be issued within one day of the event.
- Don't want to drive? Take the Light Rail! It lets off at the Central Avenue/Camelback Park-and-Ride, which has hundreds of free parking spaces across the street from Changing Hands.