Spring 2019: The Poetics of Dreams: April


Spring 2019: The Poetics of Dreams: April


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April 7 & 14, 2019
Sundays, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington
Instructor: Mathias Svalina
For writers at all levels

In this workshop we will explore the creative potential of dreams. We will discuss the aesthetics & logics of dreams, & explore the ways they can be incorporated into our writing. We will look at published poems & writings to examine their use of dreams & dream logic (in similar workshops, we’ve discussed works by lucille clifton, Natalie Scenters-Zapico, Helene Cixous, Franz Kafka, & others). Each writer will compose or begin writings during the workshop, which we will collectively discuss. And we will set personal goals for how to incorporate dream aesthetics into our writing, leaving the workshop with individualized prompts & strategies for using dream poetics in writing.

Mathias Svalina is the author of The Wine Dark Sea (Sidebrow, 2014), Wastoid (Big Lucks Books, 2014), The Explosions (Subito Press, 2012), and Destruction Myth (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2009). He is the coeditor at Octopus Books and lives in Denver, Colorado.

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.