Ecstatic Miniatures: A Generative Workshop Exploring the Delights of Writing Short Verse Plays with Manuel Paul López

Wednesday, November 1, 2023 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Wednesday, November 1, 5:00PM - 7:00PM

Meeting will take place in the Poetry Center's Alumni Room, Room 205; limit 12 students.  General registration is now open. Register here.  

In short, this is an opportunity to experiment and play (pun intended). In this workshop, we’ll think about the ways that different poets have used verse plays as part of their artistic output, and the cool effects that a flashy, razor-sharp poetic drama can muster. Together, we’ll read aloud classic and contemporary examples of this form, using both as bioenergy and possibility for our own creations. We’ll discuss concepts, such as “cross-genre travel” and “embracing the strange,” in addition to using prompts, writing time, and read-alouds so that each of us leaves this space with our very own “ecstatic miniature.”