Jul
26
9:00 AM09:00

Using Imagery To Boost Your Poetry and Prose

"Using Imagery To Boost Your Poetry and Prose" 

Facilitated by Kevin Rabas, Poet Laureate of Kansas 


Learn how to capture your listener’s attention by using vivid, compelling details. Hone your skills with imagery and description so you can tell captivating stories. Stories particularly about community, conflict, and transformation will be explored. We will study modern and contemporary poets, writers, and storytellers, including James Wright, Yusef Komunyakaa, Aimee Nezhuku-matathil, Aimee Bender, and Donald Barthelme, and spend time sharpening our own skills.

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LOCAL SOUL WORKSHOP: PATRICK DOBSON RETURNS
Aug
25
11:00 AM11:00

LOCAL SOUL WORKSHOP: PATRICK DOBSON RETURNS

Workshop. Author’s Reception. Reading. All in one afternoon. Patrick Dobson joins us for a one-day workshop and reading. Bring what you’re wrestling with or something new. Participants will work in groups and get feedback from the facilitator, Patrick, on craft and revision. Creative nonfiction, travel fiction, memoir all welcome. After the workshop there will be a short reception with Patrick and Max followed by a reading of their latest works. 1:00pm-3:00pm.

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IN REVISION with Rebecca Aronson
Mar
17
11:00 AM11:00

IN REVISION with Rebecca Aronson

 Get ready to "kill your darlings" in this workshop on revision. Participants will work with their own poems to find strategies into fresh and polished language. We have combined this workshop with Kathy Fagan's workshop and moved it to UMKC Miller Nichols Library, first floor study room 106A. Not the time has changed to 11-1pm. Thanks 3rd largest St Pats Day parade in the country! You will not defeat the poets.

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ENGAGING ERROR with KATHY FAGAN
Mar
17
11:00 AM11:00

ENGAGING ERROR with KATHY FAGAN

Kathy Fagan and Rebecca Aronson will teach a workshop on considering content and form via experiment and surprise and combine it with strategies for revision. DUE TO THE ST PATS PARADE ROUTE WE HAVE MOVED THE WORKSHOP TO MILLER NICHOLS LIBRARY ON THE UMKC CAMPUS. FIRST FLOOR STUDY ROOM 106A.

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GETTING YOUR WORK NOTICED: AN EDITOR'S VIEW
Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

GETTING YOUR WORK NOTICED: AN EDITOR'S VIEW

Presenter: Dr. Katie Manning. Dr. Katie Manning, founding editor-in-chief of Whale Road Review, will share everything she knows about submitting creative work for publication, including revising, finding the right venues, tracking submissions, and more. There will be time after the presentation for questions and one-on-one consultations.

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MEMOIR AND MEMORY
Nov
11
10:00 AM10:00

MEMOIR AND MEMORY

Presenter: Dr. Patrick Dobson. Accomplished author and professor, Dr. Patrick Dobson leads this four-weekend class that will explore the memoir as a literary and personal form of expression and the basis of personal discovery. Over the course of this workshop, attendees will produce a short memoir relevant and important to them.

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MEMOIR AND MEMORY
Nov
4
10:00 AM10:00

MEMOIR AND MEMORY

Presenter: Dr. Patrick Dobson. Accomplished author and professor, Dr. Patrick Dobson leads this four-weekend class that will explore the memoir as a literary and personal form of expression and the basis of personal discovery. Over the course of this workshop, attendees will produce a short memoir relevant and important to them.

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MEMOIR AND MEMORY
Oct
28
2:00 PM14:00

MEMOIR AND MEMORY

Presenter: Dr. Patrick Dobson. Accomplished author and professor, Dr. Patrick Dobson leads this four-weekend class that will explore the memoir as a literary and personal form of expression and the basis of personal discovery. Over the course of this workshop, attendees will produce a short memoir relevant and important to them.

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MEMOIR AND MEMORY: WRITING YOUR STORY
Oct
21
2:00 PM14:00

MEMOIR AND MEMORY: WRITING YOUR STORY

Presenter: Dr. Patrick Dobson. Accomplished author and professor, Dr. Patrick Dobson leads this four-weekend class that will explore the memoir as a literary and personal form of expression and the basis of personal discovery. Over the course of this workshop, attendees will produce a short memoir relevant and important to them.

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CREATING YOUR OWN DOCUMENTARY VIDEO
Oct
14
1:00 PM13:00

CREATING YOUR OWN DOCUMENTARY VIDEO

Presenter: Shannon Bond. Have you ever wanted to create a short documentary or do you have digital footage that needs a little form? This workshop will move through the process of documentary video from inception to finished product. There will be visual aids, examples, and hands on application. The discussions will also explore how to conduct interviews and shape the context of the visual evidence with words.

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PUMPING UP THE PANTOUM: A POETRY CRAFT WORKSHOP
Sep
23
10:00 AM10:00

PUMPING UP THE PANTOUM: A POETRY CRAFT WORKSHOP

Presenter: Donald Levering. The pantoum originated as a Malaysian poetry form that involves a specific pattern of repeating lines. It was discovered in the West by Victor Hugo, adopted by Baudelaire, and championed by such contemporary poets a Carolyn Kizer, John Ashbery, and Marilyn Hacker. The pantoum allows for poems of imaginative narrative or obsessional description meted-out in hypnotic statements. Read More...

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MICRO-MEMOIRS: WRITING YOUR LIFE IN SHORT BURSTS
Sep
16
10:00 AM10:00

MICRO-MEMOIRS: WRITING YOUR LIFE IN SHORT BURSTS

Presenter: Kathryn Nuernberger. Micro-essays are a popular new genre that is as fun to write as it is to read. In this workshop we will look at examples of very short essays before diving into the creation of new work using prompts and exercises. Participants have the option to share drafts for preliminary feedback.

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