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427 E Colorado Ave
Colorado Springs, CO, 80903
United States

719-520-1899

MEMORY AND CHILDHOOD

 

MEMORY AND CHILDHOOD: A POETRY WORKSHOP
INSTRUCTOR: JODIE HOLLANDER

Internationally renowned and award winning poet, Jodie Hollander, presents Memory and Childhood: A Poetry Workshop.

Participants close their eyes and are given prompts and guided questions designed to help them recall the specifics and feelings of three different childhood memories: a favorite memory, a confusing memory, and an early memory. When the meditation is finished, students will write down what happened and what was felt, as well as visual and auditory images and any other details from the scene. Students will then be guided through the creation of a free write. Finally, students will use the free write/mind map to create the draft of an original memory poem. After the activity, there will be the option to share with the group and reflect on the creation of an original memory poem.

Learning objectives:
Identify techniques by which poems portray memory and reflection.
Understand how personal experience can be an especially effective catalyst for the creation of poetry.
Create a memory map/free write.
Create an original memory poem from three distinct memories.
Reflect on the experience of creating an original memory poem.

Texts: "Those Winter Sundays" by Robert Hayden. "To a Daughter Leaving Home" by Linda Pastan. "Digging" by Seamus Heaney. "Hanging Fire" by Audre Lorde. "My Papa's Waltz" by Theodore Roethke. “Migraine,” by Jodie Hollander.

MATERIALS
A pen and paper or a laptop computer.

REGISTER NOW: SATURDAY | JULY 8 | 10 AM TO 4 PM | $100