Fall 2018: Strange Avenues: Generative Paths Into Poetry


Fall 2018: Strange Avenues: Generative Paths Into Poetry


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September 16 – October 21, 2018
Sundays, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (6 meetings)
Class meets at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington
Instructor: Stephanie Adams Santos
For writers at all levels
Limited to 10 students

Use methods inspired by oracular texts, divination tools, and more to inspire new writing, invigorate your personal practice, and flex your super-natural prowess for full creativity. We will play with scrying, tarot and oracle decks, object-reading, bibliomancy, automatic writing, mirror- and cross-writing, dice, and more. Leave class with at least six new poems. Tuition includes $10 materials fee.

Stephanie Adams-Santos is a Guatemalan-American writer, educator, and tarot reader. An Oregon Literary Fellowship recipient, Adams-Santos is the author of Swarm Queen’s Crown (Fathom Books) and several chapbooks, including The Sundering (Poetry Society of America), which was selected by Linda Gregg as winner of the New York Chapbook Fellowship.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE: Scholarships pay for the entire class tuition. All of our writing classes have at least one scholarship position available, made possible by a generous gift from Dennis Steinman. To apply, email Susan Moore, Director of Programs for Writers, at susan@literary-arts.org with your name, contact information. In addition, list three classes in order of preference, why you would like to request a scholarship, and if you have taken a Literary Arts class before. Please note that preference is not guaranteed. All scholarships are subject to availability. Scholarship availability is confirmed 1-2 weeks before the class begins.

CLASS LIAISONS: All classes have one liaison position. Liaisons receive free tuition in exchange for light duties before and after each class meeting.

If you need to cancel your registration for a writing or storytelling class, the following refund schedule applies:

• 3 days or more before a class, refunds will be issued, less a $35 processing fee.
• 3 days or more before class starts, if you prefer to convert your registration to a credit for an upcoming class, you can receive a tuition credit for an upcoming class for the full amount of your tuition, good for one year.
• 48 hours or less before a class begins, no refund or tuition credit is available.

If Literary Arts has to cancel a class, you will receive a full refund.