Mining Memory: A One Day Poetry Workshop


Complete guiding writing exercises to help you on two new pieces of writing in this poetry workshop for absolute beginners.

Remote Instruction
As few as 1 day

What you can learn.

  • Learn the fundamentals of writing poetry using memories as your source
  • Respond to in-class writing prompts
  • Practice framing emotions using poetic language and techniques
  • Bring your memories to life for your readers

About this course:

Join poet Rachel Kann for this deep dive into memory/emotions and witnessing/embodiment, all in service of creating rich, textured and authentic poetry. We will embark on two guided writing exercises and discuss the process. You’ll leave this workshop with the start of two new pieces of writing, and learn about the gift in “remembering what you remember” and "feeling what you feel.”

Summer 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Wait List
Saturday 10:00AM PDT - 1:00PM PDT
Location: Online
Instructor: Rachel Kann
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Enrollment limited to 15 students. Early enrollment advised. Internet access required.

To support our writing community during the developing Covid-19 situation, the Writers’ Program will be offering this one-day Summer quarter course for FREE.

This course uses remote instruction. As such, instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at course meeting times as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation.

Please inform your instructor if you will miss a class meeting. You are responsible for any class information you missed. We suggest you arrange with a fellow classmate to share their notes when feasible.

Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Sat Aug 15, 2020
10:00AM PDT - 1:00PM PDT

Contact Us

Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.
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