Fall Poetry Workshop at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts
October 29, November 5, November 12, December 3, 2-4:30
Let’s Write Now
Fireside Room, Sebastopol Center for the Arts
282 South High Street, Sebastopol, CA
$200, limited to 15 students
Registration through the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 707-829-4797.
Jumpstart your poetry in this playful, supportive workshop. We’ll do a lot of breakthrough exercises— childhood memories, surrealism, persona—and have fun coming up with pages of new material. We’ll also explore craft, language, voice, rhythm, and repetition.
About Ellery Akers
Ellery Akers has taught writing at Cabrillo College and San Francisco State University, and has been teaching private workshops since 1989. She has been on the faculty at Squaw Valley Writer's Conference, Humboldt State University Nature Writing Conference, and Foothill College Writing Conference, among others.
What students have said about workshops with Ellery Akers:
“Thanks for your support and your constant inspiration. This past year I have written more than the rest of the years combined: you opened a door for me and I am amazed at what is on the other side.”
“I've learned more from you in three weeks than in the last twenty years.”
“Your words of advice have allowed me to write with greater clarity and less struggle.”
“Thanks for your encouragement and your enthusiasm and your belief in me as a poet.”
“Something has really changed in my writing lately, and that change happened in your class.”