Hybrid and Cross-Genre Poetics

WRITING X 432.6E

Enhance your writing in any genre by learning to incorporate techniques of poetry, helping you discover untapped creativity in your own work.

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Classroom
Starting at $345.00
As few as 6 weeks
2.0

What you can learn.

  • Study hybrid texts and poetics to diversify your writing tool belt
  • Complete readings and discussions that deepen you understanding of craft
  • Learn to experiment and take risks to push the boundaries of your creativity
  • Develop a portfolio of innovative works you can revise and expand
  • Evolve your writing voice and stretch your imagination to its limits

About this course:

Techniques of poetry are ubiquitous in advertising and popular music, and professional writers across genres attest to poetry’s utility for sharpening one’s skills—for reasons not unlike why football players study ballet. Through an exploration of hybrid poetics, students strengthen and diversify their toolbelt of creative techniques. Students develop new ways to explore and cultivate their creativity through readings, discussions, experiments, and creation of new work in a variety of hybrid forms, blending poetry with other forms of literary art, as well as with visual and performing arts. Writers from all genres and backgrounds welcome. Students leave the course with a portfolio of hybrid poetic works and a deeper understanding of the ways in which hybridity can broaden a writer’s audience and evolve their voice and imagination.

Winter 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Amber West
371420
Fee:
$345.00
59 days left. Enroll by Feb 11, 2020
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Notes
Enrollment limited. Early enrollment advised. 
Refund Deadline
No refunds after February 16, 2020
Course Requirements
Book: The Poet's Companion by Kim Addonizio and Dorianne Laux
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Tue Feb 11, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2292
Discussion
Tue Feb 18, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2292
Discussion
Tue Feb 25, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2292
Discussion
Tue Mar 3, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2292
Discussion
Tue Mar 10, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2292
Discussion
Tue Mar 17, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2292

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