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Weaving the Rainbow Generative Poetry Workshop

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Weaving the Rainbow Generative Poetry Workshop
Weaving the Rainbow Generative Poetry Workshop

Time & Location

Apr 05, 2023, 6:30 PM – Apr 06, 2023, 8:30 PM

Portland, 1421 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214, USA

About the event

Weaving the Rainbow will be a generative poetry workshop open to poets of all experience levels. Over the course of 6 weeks we'll explore connections between powtry, science, and technology, discovering new methods and tools for poets to write with and experimenting with these discoveries on the page.

During each session we'll read and discuss relevant works of poetry before writing and sharing our voices and words. Through our time together participants will read works by Franny Choi, Emily Dickenson, Marie Howe, Walt Whitman, Jane Hirshfield, Lyrae Ban Clief-Stefanon, Tracy K. Smith, Alan Shapiro, Dorianne Laux, Rachel Larson, and more. We will be reading published works critically and encouraging one another to share our words, but you will not be required to present your own writing or be critiques at ant point. 

This workshop is an inclusive space and writers of all backgrounds, including BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ individuals are encouraged to join.

Tickets

  • 6 Week Class Series

    $150.00
    +$3.75 service fee
  • 1. Brief History of Rhyme

    April 5th A Brief History of Rhyme Why do we commonly think of poetics and science as mutually exclusive, even oppositional? In this session we’ll examine and discuss the history of poetry’s relationship to science, reading perspectives from both poets and scientists as we trace a shifting and tenuous relationship to the present day and find our place within it.

    $30.00
    +$0.75 service fee
  • 2. The Universal and Intimate

    April 12th The Universal and Intimate What happens when a poem expands its scale to the size of a galaxy? What happens if a poem shrinks smaller than an electron? In this session we’ll explore applications and effects of writing within scales most often left to science—the subatomic, the quantum, the intergalactic, and more.

    $30.00
    +$0.75 service fee
  • 3. Impacts of Facts

    April 19th Impacts of Facts What happens when a poet stops pondering and starts explaining? How can the assumption of knowledge alter our perceptions of a speaker? In this session we’ll discuss trust, authority, and how scientific fact can help to sculpt a poem.

    $30.00
    +$0.75 service fee
  • 4. Subjects as Test Subjects

    April 26th Subjects as Test Subjects What happens when we treat the page as our laboratory? In this session we’ll discuss experimentation, variation, and forms we can borrow from STEM fields, all before conducting some experiments on the page ourselves.

    $30.00
    +$0.75 service fee
  • 5. Poetry as Sci Communication

    May 3rd Poetry as Science Communication How does poetry function as a communication device, and what can a poem teach us that a textbook can’t? In this session we’ll discuss the potential for poetry as a means of non-traditional education, conveying scientific knowledge in novel ways and developing richer poems for it.

    $30.00
    +$0.75 service fee
  • 6. AI and the Future of Poetry

    May 10th AI and the Future of Poetry Can an Artificial Intelligence write a poem? In this session we’ll discuss the current capabilities of AI text generators to produce poetry and question whether AI can be an asset to poets in the future or even in this very moment.

    $30.00
    +$0.75 service fee

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