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Ode to Odes: Poetry Workshop on Praise, Gratitude, and Appreciation
May 16, 2020 @ EST 11:00 am - 12:30 pm$25
We’ve moved online! All workshops will be conducted through Zoom, an interactive platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation in your workshops. The day before your workshop you’ll receive an email with a link to Zoom for your workshop session.
Member Price: $22
Deadline to Register: May 15, 5 pm
Instructor: Anastasia Nikolis
Most poets turn to writing odes at some point in their careers. Odes offer an opportunity to praise and offer appreciation for life’s huge experiences, like love, but also for life’s smaller pleasures, like ripe plums. But odes are more than thoughtless happiness, they provide an opportunity for careful thought and examination of what makes life pleasing, meaningful, and fun. In this workshop, we will read all kinds of odes–classic odes translated from the Latin and more contemporary odes to avocados. We will examine our sample poems to learn what makes an ode empty and what makes an ode gives readers a new appreciation for the person, place, or thing being praised. Participants will have an opportunity to start writing their own odes during the workshop.