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Anxiety into Art—A One-Day Poetry Workshop
December 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm UTC+5$85.00
A Zoom Poetry Workshop with Alexandra van de Kamp
Saturday, Dec 12, 10am-1pm (Central time), Online via Zoom
Cost: $85 Nonmembers, $70 Members, $50 Students
In uncertain times, how have poets transformed their anxieties into art? Join Gemini Ink’s Executive Director for this generative class and explore how poets have created new spaces from which to witness the world, digest and reconsider their fears, and cultivate new sources of resilience. We will study a selection of 20th century and contemporary poets as they take on their worries. Participants will be encouraged to draft new works, and constructive feedback will be provided. We may not solve the world’s problems in a day, but we can discover writing techniques that embolden and refresh us as we continue to navigate unprecedented times.
Alexandra van de Kamp is the Executive Director for Gemini Ink, San Antonio’s Writing Arts Center. Her most recent books of poetry are Kiss/Hierarchy (2016) and The Park of Upside-Down Chairs (2010). She has also published several chapbooks, including Dear Jean Seberg (2011), which won the 2010 Burnside Review Chapbook Contest. Her poems have been published in journals nationwide, such as The Texas Observer, The Cincinnati Review, Connecticut Review, Denver Quarterly, Washington Square, 32Poems, San Antonio Express-News and more. She is currently at work on a third manuscript of poems.