Virtual Writing Workshop with Jennifer Huang: Constructing the Self Through Narrative Poetry

Monday, February 7, 2022 - 7:00pm
Changing Hands Bookstore
Tempe, AZ N/A
United States

VIRTUAL EVENT. Mountain time. $25 per person.

Join Changing Hands Bookstore for a virtual writing workshop with Jennifer Huang, author of Return Flight. The workshop is $25 per person and space is limited; Register here!

In this workshop, we will explore how stories of the self are constructed over time and across poems. How can we use poetry to tell stories of ourselves in a way that makes room for complexity, contradiction, and messiness? We will look at the palinode—a form of poetry in which the poet retracts something said previously—and how rewriting and writing-in-process can make space for these possibilities. What opens when we challenge the authority and “rightness” of our speakers and our poems? This will be a generative workshop, and participants will leave with two drafts of a poem. To make the most out of this workshop, participants are encouraged to bring a poem (or several) they are working on.