Sparks: A Generative Writing Workshop
|Dates:||April 12, 2023|
|Meets:||W from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM|
|Location:||Bozeman, MT - Hope Lutheran Church|
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Please note: This course program requires membership in a 2022-2023 OLLI at MSU Membership
Spark fresh drafts and discover core ideas: we'll write in-session, share writings, and hear responses. Learn an organic method of writing, which helps you tap into the brilliance of your unconscious mind. We focus on the moment you first put words on the page. Structure and fresh language emerge from the earliest lines. Open to all levels and genres: journals, fiction, poetry, essays, field notes and experimental pieces.
Space is limited to 12 people.
Participants will learn how to generate writing that is rich with possibility, starting from the blank page. Participants learn how to recognize their best ideas in the first drafts, but also how to find the same in the writings of other students and authors. The course emphasizes close reading, creating a writing practice, and using writing as a way of discovering or thinking about something. The instructor, Ilona Popper, teaches her copyrighted method.
Meet the Instructor
Bozeman, MT - Hope Lutheran Church2152 Graf St Bozeman, MT 59718
Ilona PopperIlona Popper is a poet, freelancer, editor, and naturalist who coaches writers and has taught writing for forty-four years. She is the author of Break, and her poems have appeared in numerous publications. She has also performed her poems as theatre. In addition, Ilona writes articles and documentary film scripts about wildlife and nature. She lives with her husband on the edge of Yellowstone among all sorts of wild neighbors.
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