Writing Through Metaphor with Lauren Brazeal Garza (via Zoom)

This four-week generative workshop will explore the craft of writing compelling metaphors within our poems. We will discuss how symbols and images in poetry can lead us to larger truths about life, ourselves, and the world around us. We will also study metaphors used by poets such as Brigit Pegeen Kelly, Danez Smith, Sophie Klahr, and Ada Limón.

Each session will feature a discussion of metaphor within one famous poem, an exploration of different approaches to crafting our own metaphors, and a generative prompt that encourages a new approach or technique. Each meeting will also offer the opportunity for each student to workshop one of their own poems with the group for the purpose of receiving constructive, supportive feedback.

NB: This class will be taught on Zoom and will be capped at 12 students. Registrants will receive the Zoom link to the email address they use to register. It will arrive immediately after registration so please check your spam folder if you do not receive it. It will also be sent the day before class as a reminder. Please review the course policies page before registering for any classes. Please email ask @writerscenter.org with any questions

Lauren Brazeal Garza is a Ph.D. candidate in literature at the University of Texas at Dallas with an MFA in writing from Bennington College. Her published poetry collections include Gutter (YesYes Books, 2018), which chronicles her homelessness as a teenager. She has also published three chapbooks, most recently Santa Muerte, Santa Muerte: I was Here, Release Me (Tram Editions, 2023), which features fictional interviews with ghosts. Her work has appeared in Poetry Northwest, Waxwing, and Verse Daily among many other journals. A Dallas resident for nearly a decade, she haunts her little corner of the city’s South side with her spouse and children.

Event Location and Ticket Information

Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2023 - Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Times: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Presenter: Hudson Valley Writers Center
Presenter Phone: 9143325953
Presenter Website: https://www.writerscenter.org/calendar/metaphor4week/