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Writers Workshops

POETRY 2019-111

Course #2019-111
Wednesdays Starting January 23 6:00 pm–9:00 pm running 10 weeks
Cost: $395 Instructor: Justin Jannise
This workshop is full


Writers In The Schools–Meeting House
1519 West Main
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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Robert Frost wrote that a poem “begins in delight and ends in wisdom,” and that this figure is the same for love. This generative workshop will assume a love of language, its rhymes and rhythms, its narratives and puns. We will cultivate an understanding of the poetic process as an erotic pursuit of knowledge, both of the self and of the other. We will share our work within a generative-workshop model that focuses on encouraging, peer-driven feedback; beginners and experienced writers alike will help each other move in new directions and experiment with form, structure, image and sound. We will also read, analyze and discuss poems and craft essays that inspire and challenge us. By the end of the workshop, you will take away new drafts of poems as well as prompts and activities that will continue to generate exciting work. 

About the instructor

JUSTIN JANNISE studied poetry at Yale and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Copper Nickel, Columbia Journal, the Yale Review, North American Review, Kestrel, and Hawaii Review. A native of the Houston area, Justin is a PhD candidate at the UH Creative Writing Program, where he received an Inprint C. Glenn Cambor Fellowship and serves as Editor-in-Chief of Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts.

By registering for an Inprint Writers Workshop you are agreeing to Inprint’s registration  policies. Remember to sign up for the waiting list if the workshop you would like to take is full. To see the full Winter/Spring 2019 workshop schedule click here.