Instructor: James Cole
$150 Members | $165 Nonmembers
Mondays and Wednesdays, 5/31/21 – 7/7/21 | 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
New Start Date: Class will begin on 6/2/21, makeup class to be scheduled at first class meeting.
Every writer develops their own motifs, themes, and unique voice, but sometimes these elements aren’t obvious. In this class, we will focus on the emotional and narrative threads interwoven throughout each student’s work. We will use workshops, close readings, and personal critique to better bolster our understanding of the poetry we produce. This will be coupled with experimental writing exercises and one-on-one conferences, which will help students identify their strengths, weaknesses, and other literary fingerprints. Students will eventually construct a chapbook composed of new and old poems built around the personal themes identified in the course.
James Cole is an author, poet, scientist, and filmmaker based out of Charlottesville, VA. He is currently working on his Ph.D. in neuroscience at the University of Virginia Medical School, where he studies degenerative retinal diseases. In 2016 he won The Gallery Poetry Prize and in 2017 he was a Semi-Finalist for the VWC Golden Nib Award. He is the founder of the Charlottesville Poetry Critique Circle, a community organizer for the Live Poets Society, and a regular instructor at the VWC Annual Symposium. His first collection, Crow, come home, was released by VerbalEyze Press in November of 2019.
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