Springfed offers classes in poetry, prose, fiction, young adult fiction, creative writing and memoir. Scroll down to view all of the classes.
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Advanced Poetry Workshops with Lucinda Sabino: New Royal Oak Location! Mahany/Meininger Community Center, Room #1, 3500 Marais, Royal Oak, 48073, Wednesday afternoons, October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5 & 12, 1pm -3pm. If you’ve been writing poetry for a while and are ready to take your work further this workshop is for you. We will discuss individual poems weekly, focus on projects, pulling together a collection, collaborations and other ideas. This is a great opportunity to share your work in a supportive, respectful but challenging environment. Enlarge your poetry community and join us. Lucinda Sabino is a Michigan poet whose work treats longing and loss with humor and hope. Her chapbook We’re Coming Close was published by Pudding House Press. Her poetry and short fiction have appeared in Driftwood, The Bridge and PrePress: New Michigan Writers. She is currently working on a collaborative book of poems and photographs about children in Cambodia and Viet Nam. Poets who haven’t been in a Springfed Arts Advanced Poetry Workshop before please send three sample poems to firstname.lastname@example.org REGISTER HERE
Syntax: The Voice and Pulse of the Poem--Advanced Poetry Workshop with Kristine Uyeda: Mahany/Meininger Community Center, Room #1, 3500 Marais, Royal Oak, 48073, Thursdays, October 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6 & 13, 7pm - 9pm. Syntax is responsible for what we understand as a poet's distinct voice, it is the engine that drives the line in a poem, and creates the textures and nuances that make poems memorable to readers. Each week, we’ll briefly discuss model poems or an essay on syntax before workshopping participants’ poems with an eye toward syntax although our discussions will not be limited to that topic. Required text: The Art of Syntax by Ellen Bryant Voigt (Graywolf Press). Limited to 8 poets. Kristine Uyeda is a Kundiman fellow whose poems, micro fiction, and essays have appeared in a number of journals and anthologies. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Poets who haven’t been in Springfed classes before please send 3 sample poems to email@example.com REGISTER HERE
Advanced Poetry Workshop with Dawn McDuffie: The Cathedral Church of St. Paul Educational Annex, Detroit, Tuesday nights, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4 & 11, 6:30pm - 8:30pm. The fall session will focus on the use of variety in line, tone, rhythm and in the creation of a collection of poems. Dawn McDuffie has taught creative writing since 1999 and is the author of Carmina Detroit, Bulky Pick Up Day, and Flag Day in Detroit. Her poems have appeared in Rattle, Feminist Studies, The MacGuffin, and the anthology, Mona Poetica. McDuffie was the winner of the 2009 MacGuffin Poet Hunt, and her essay, "Humor and Poetry," was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. REGISTER HERE
An Intensive Poetry Workshop with Zilka Joseph: Interfaith Center, 704 Airport Blvd., Ann Arbor 48108, Mondays, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3 & 10, 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Class begins with a short craft discussion. Participants receive prompts, write new work (prose poetry, short memoir pieces, flash fiction acceptable),and receive detailed critiques. We will challenge you to focus on poems as art and revise with a critical eye. To apply for this advanced class, please send 3 samples of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org Maximum - 8 students. Zilka Joseph has been nominated twice for a Pushcart prize. Her chapbooks Lands I Live In and What Dread were both nominated for awards, and her work has appeared in journals such as The Kenyon Review Online and Review Americana. She won a Hopwood award, a Zell Fellowship and an Elsie Choy Lee Scholarship from the University of Michigan. More info at: http://www.zilkajoseph.com/ REGISTER HERE
A Creative Writing Workshop with Zilka Joseph: Interfaith Center, 704 Airport Blvd., Ann Arbor 48108, Wednesdays, October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5 & 12, 6:30pm - 8:30pm. For writers who want focused and critical feedback on their poetry, short fiction, novel excerpts, essays and memoir pieces (and anything in between). Instructor will provide critiques and offer guidance. Though this class is designed for writers preparing work for submission, anyone who needs a sharp third eye to help improve their work and writers who want to experiment with different genres will benefit from this class. Beginners welcome. To apply for this class, please send 3 samples of your work to email@example.com Max 8 students. Zilka Joseph has been nominated twice for a Pushcart prize. Her chapbooks Lands I Live In and What Dread were both nominated for awards, and her work has appeared in journals such as The Kenyon Review Online and Review Americana. She won a Hopwood award, a Zell Fellowship and an Elsie Choy Lee Scholarship from the University of Michigan. More info at: http://www.zilkajoseph.com/ REGISTER HERE
Advanced Poetry Workshops with Joy Gaines-Friedler: Gaines-Friedler Studio, Farmington Hills, Thursdays, October 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6 & 13, 7pm - 9pm. We will read poems, discuss craft, generate new work and revise old. We will discover what there is to experience beneath language. Handouts on craft, writing exercises, and coffee will be provided each session. A Pushcart Prize nominee, Joy Gaines-Friedler is the author of two collections of poetry, Like Vapor, and Dutiful Heart. Her work is widely published and anthologized and is included in the 2013 Michigan Notable Book, Poetry in Michigan in Poetry by New Issues Press, and in The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry. Joy is also an award-winning instructor. REGISTER HERE
Getting There from Here - Prose with Maureen Dunphy: Mahany/Meininger Community Center, Room #1, 3500 Marais, Royal Oak, 48073, Wednesdays, April 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7 & 14, 7pm - 9pm. Begin—or return to—that writing project of your dreams. Learn how to set writing goals that work for you and then discover the techniques that can help you achieve them. Share works in progress with a supportive group while you practice using the paths employed by successful writers to continue writing, achieve your objectives, and move toward completing your project, regardless of your genre. Dunphy earned her MFA in fiction writing from Goddard College. She has been published in Peninsula: Essays and Memoirs from Michigan (Michigan State University Press, 2000) and in Between the Lines: Writing What You Couldn’t Say (Plain View Press, 2000). She has taught creative writing courses at Oakland University, Oakland Community College-Orchard Ridge and the University of Windsor. Owner of Dunphy Consulting Services, LLC, she is interested in helping you write your way into your future and offers coaching services for writers, writing workshops and retreats, assistance with book proposals and manuscripts, and editing and proofreading services.
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Memoir Workshop with Hilary Harper: Mahany/Meininger Community Center, Room #2, 3500 Marais, Royal Oak, 48073, Tuesday nights, April 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6 & 13, 7pm – 9pm. Designed for those who are currently writing memoir or personal essays and would like constructive feedback on their work, this workshop will help you transform your remembered experiences into polished, engaging prose. Hilary Harper earned her MFA from Queens University of Charlotte and previously served as the curator of writing programs at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids. THIS CLASS IS FULL
Intermediate Memoir with Nancy Owen Nelson: Nelson Studio, Dearborn, Tuesday nights, April 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6 & 13, 7-9 pm. Nancy Owen Nelson has published poetry in the, What Wildness is this? (University of Texas Press, March 2007) as well as in the South Dakota Review and Graffiti Rag and creative nonfiction pieces in Mom’s Writing Literary Journal Lalitamba journal and Roll: a Collection of Personal Narratives. She has published articles in several academic journals and anthologies and was co-editor of The Selected Letters of Frederick Manfred: 1932-1954 and editor of Private Voices, Public Lives: Women Speak on the Literary Life, and The Lizard Speaks: Essays on the Writings of Frederick Manfred . She earned her B.A. in French and English at Birmingham-Southern College and her M.A. and PhD in English at Auburn University. She taught composition and literature at Auburn University, Augustana College, Albion College, and Henry Ford Community College. For three years she served as Assistant Director of the Hassayampa Institute for Creative Writing at Yavapai College, Prescott, AZ. In addition to looking for a publisher for her memoir, Divine Aphasia, she is researching and writing a memoir about three generations of women—her grandmother, mother, and herself. Registrants privy to location. Contact Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 928-308-3785.
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Each class is $110/Springfed members or $160/nonmembers (additional $50 makes you a member for 1 year). Financial aid available. Register before workshops begin. Writing classes are limited to the first 12 people who enroll.
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Poetry and Prose with Carolyn Walker: ON SABBATICAL UNTIL WINTER 2015 SESSIONS Big Boy, 6440 Dixie Highway, Independence Township, Friday mornings,, resume class May 9 & 16, 10:30am - 12:30pm. Carolyn Walker has been awarded the 2013 Kresge Arts Fellowship in Literary Arts. She has an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her memoir, Every Least Sparrow, is being circulated for publication by her agent. She has been published in The Southern Review, Crazyhorse, The Writer's Chronicle, among others. One of Walker's essays has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Walker won 1st place in Springfed Arts 2010 fiction contest.
Poetry Workshop with Kelly Fordon: ON SABBATICAL UNTIL WINTER 2015 SESSIONS Peet's Coffee Shop, 17043 Kercheval Ave, Grosse Pointe, MI 48230, Our goal in this course will be threefold: to read poems, to develop the vocabulary with which to discuss them, and to create within us the receptivity to language and experience necessary to begin to make our own poetry. Bring poems for review and/or write new ones in class. All levels welcome. Kelly Fordon’s work has appeared in The Kenyon Review (KRO), The Montreal Review, The Florida Review, Rattle and various other journals. In 2011, she contributed to Ghost Writers: Us Haunting Them, a Michigan Notable Book. Her poetry chapbooks are Tell Me When It Starts to Hurt, published by Kattywompus Press, and On the Street Where We Live, which won the Standing Rock Prize in 2012. She received her MFA from Queens University.