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Telling Secrets

February 8, 2020 @ EST 11:00 am - 12:30 pm


Member price: $22

Instructor: Liza Flum

What would you say if no one was listening? Can poetry give us the space to write what we cannot say in everyday life? In this workshop, we’ll look at writers who turn to poetry as a way of expressing taboo, marginal, secret, or buried topics. We will talk about how we can create space in our own work to write about experiences and thoughts we find difficult to speak out loud. Generative in- class exercises to help us tap into private subjects. You will leave this workshop with a better understanding of poetic craft and the beginnings of three poems you can revise to completion.

Liza Flum’s poems appear Narrative, The Southeast Review, Lambda Literary, The Collagist and other journals. She is a recipient of a Barbara Deming Individual Artist Grant, and her work has been supported by fellowships from the Saltonstall Foundation, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center. Currently a PhD student in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Utah, where she is a Vice Presidential Research Fellow, she works as a poetry editor for Omnidawn Publishing.


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February 8, 2020
11:00 am - 12:30 pm


Writers & Books
740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
(585) 473-2590


Liza Flum
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