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Metaphysical Poetry 6-Week Workshop with Frank Alvarez
This class introduces students to the poetry writing process and prompts them to explore their creativity, heart and voice. Students write from their perspectives and imagination to develop their own unique style and artistic craft. Through writing, students learn to use poetry as a medium for self-expression, self-discovery and personal empowerment. Through workshop, they learn about their work by hearing insights from different perspectives, and how to give feedback to other student work. This class is a safe space where students can share their personal stories and feel seen and heard by each other. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of their work and an understanding of their voice. No experience with poetry needed.
Week 1: Poems as spells that make things happen
Week 2: Feeling inspired by imagination
Week 3: Letting it come straight from the heart
Week 4: Rewriting the past to heal the present
Week 5: The page as a safe space to become authentic
Week 6: Personal themes and voice