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Remote 3-Hour Workshop: Neil Aitken: Into the Mirror-Verse

Saturday, July 8, 12-3pm ET

Jul 8, 2023 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

$84.00 – $120.00
Neil Aitken

Into the Mirror-Verse:  Writing Technology, Fantasy, and the Future 

Whether it is the mind of a machine or the voice of the monster, what can speculative poetry reveal about ourselves and our world? In this generative workshop, we’ll discuss what speculative poetry is, and through several exercises, explore how science fiction, fantasy, or alternate history can take our poetry writing to new and unexpected places.

3 hours on Saturday  |  July 8  |  12-3pm ET  |  $120 ($96 for Members)

All are welcome, space is limited. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. Please email support@poetshouse.org with any questions.


About the educator:

Neil Aitken is a Canadian writer, translator, and librettist of Chinese and Scottish descent. He is the author of two books of poetry, Babbage’s Dream and The Lost Country of Sight, which won the Philip Levine Prize. His poetry chapbook, Leviathan, was an Elgin Prize winner for Sci Fi Poetry. Individual poems have appeared in The Adroit Journal, American Literary Review, Crab Orchard Review, Ninth Letter, Radar Poetry, Southern Poetry Review. and have been anthologized, translated into Dutch and Chinese, and turned into contemporary art song. He is the founding editor of Boxcar Poetry Review, curator of Have Book Will Travel, and co-director of De-Canon: A Visibility Project. He holds both an MFA in creative writing from UC Riverside and a PhD in literature & creative Writing from USC, and is also a past Kundiman Fellow. He currently lives in Canada where he continues to work as a creative writing coach and manuscript editor. (www.neil-aitken.com


While our physical space is closed for construction, workshops will be held over Zoom. While you can use Zoom from your phone or browser, we recommend downloading the desktop client. 

Admission $120 ($96 for Members)

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Date:
Jul 8, 2023
Time:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
$84.00 – $120.00
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