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Literary Movements with Rod Carlos Rodriguez

October 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

Sat., Oct. 8, 2022, 9am-12pm CST, in-person
We are meeting at Gemini Ink for the first half of the class, then walking over to Southwest School of Art’s gardens to do some movement and writing.

Instructor: Rod Rodriguez
Nonmember: $90; Member: $75; Student/Vet/Mil $60

Class rescheduled for Spring 2023. More info coming soon.

*In the case of inclement weather, an appropriate indoor venue will be arranged.

Nature has played a key role in many literary movements, from Transcendentalism to SLAM poetry. It has historically inspired and continues to provide a driving force in our writing lives. As such, this class touches on some of these movements and their nature-based connections, so we can be moved by what is a natural extension of our humanity.

For inspiration, we will be in nature’s classroom, the great outdoors! This will involve body movement as a source of creativity, finding our own corners of nature to sit in and write from, and small group work. Bring a bottle of water and a folding chair!

After taking this class, students will be able to:

  • Fuse the great outdoors into their own writing process.
  • Identify multiple American Literary Movements (both past and present), from  Transcendentalism and Surrealism to the Beat Generation, and more.
  • Gather inspiration from an array of writers associated with these literary movements.

About Rod Carlos Rodriguez

Rod Carlos Rodriguez has an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Texas at El Paso and has trained as a guest lecturer at the University of Texas at San Antonio Writing Program. He is also an award-winning poet who has written for over 40 years. He has three books of poetry published and is founder/chair of the Sun Poet’s Society, South Texas’s longest-running weekly open-mic poetry reading (1995-2022). He was nominated for the San Antonio Poet Laureate in April 2012, April 2014, April 2016, and April 2018. He was the poetry editor for Ocotillo Review (Kallisto Gaia Press), a literary journal/periodical and he was the editor of Texas Poetry Calendar 2023 (Kallisto Gaia Press).


October 8
9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT