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Points of Departure: Drafting New Poems with Octavio Quintanilla

June 24, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT


Offered via Zoom
Thurs, June 24, 6-9pm CST
Nonmember: $85 Member $70 Student $50
Class is limited to 20 students

Class Full

Join 2018-2020 San Antonio Poet Laureate Octavio Quintanilla for a one-day poetry workshop designed to have you see poetry-making with a fresh set of eyes. Discover new inroads into the poetry process through three distinct approaches: lyric, visual, and form. In this workshop, there will be an emphasis on process and generating new work. Keywords: blank page // first word // first image // first line // first doodle // first draft. Take away from this class innovative ideas on how to kickstart your future poems.

Octavio Quintanilla is the author of the poetry collection, If I Go Missing (Slough Press, 2014) and served as the 2018-2020 Poet Laureate of San Antonio, TX. His poetry, fiction, translations, and photography have appeared, or are forthcoming, in journals such as Salamander, RHINO, Alaska Quarterly Review, Green Mountains Review, and The Texas Observer. His Frontextos (visual poems) have been published in journals such as Poetry Northwest, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, About Place Journal, and The Windward Review, and his visual work has been exhibited in many locations including the Southwest School of Art, Presa House Gallery, Equinox Gallery, and The University of Texas—Rio Grande Valley (Brownsville Campus). Dr. Quintanilla holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Texas and is the regional editor for Texas Books in Review and poetry editor for The Journal of Latina Critical Feminism & for Voices de la Luna: A Quarterly Literature & Arts Magazine. Octavio teaches Literature and Creative Writing in the M.A./M.F.A. program at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. Visit him at the following links:

Website: octavioquintanilla.com
Instagram @writeroctavioquintanilla
Twitter @OctQuintanilla


June 24, 2021
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
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