4X4CLT Poetry Master Class: The Art of Conjuring: Making Something Out of Nothing

09/11/2021 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM ET


Midwood International & Cultural Center
1817 Central Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28205
Room Number: Auditorium


Where does a poem come from? How is a poem even made? Some of the world's best poets sit down and ask themselves this daily. The blank page, the sound of nothing. How does one begin? In this master class we'll talk about how to call the poem to you, how to find what has been moving in you all along, how to dislodge personal truths, and how to craft new poems on the page. We'll look at some contemporary poems and use prompts to help us get to writing. This master class is presented in partnership with Arts at Queens.

About the Instructor: Ada Limón is the author of five poetry collections, including The Carrying, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. Her fourth book, Bright Dead Things, was named a finalist for the National Book Award, a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship for Poetry, she serves on the faculty of Queens University of Charlotte Low Residency M.F.A program and lives in Lexington, Kentucky.

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