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Remote 3-Hour Workshop: Lory Bedikian: The Ode

Thursday  |  November 16  |  12-3pm ET

Nov 16, 2023 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

$90.00 – $105.00
Lory Bedikian

The Ode

This generative poetry workshop will focus on “The Ode.” We will look at examples of this form, specifically poems from Keats, Neruda, Olds, Dove and Clifton and will follow the discussion with writing prompts to create our own strong, first drafts. How can an ode possibly serve your writing or your life? I’m not completely sure, however I could say to practicing poets that you can never try your hand — or words — enough at any form or tradition. The only way to break tradition is to learn it first. To make it our own, we have to sit with it and find how it serves us now.

3 Hours on Thursday  |  November 16  |  12-3pm ET  |  $105 ($90 for Members)

Click here to watch Lory’s Hard Hat Reading!

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

About the educator:

Lory Bedikian‘s collection The Book of Lamenting won the Philip Levine Prize and her forthcoming book Jagadakeer: Apology to the Body won the 2023 Prairie Schooner Raz-Shumaker Book Prize. Several of Bedikian’s poems received the First Prize Award in the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry as part of the 2022 Nimrod Literary Awards.  Her work is published in Miramar, Tin House, The Los Angeles Review, Northwest Review, BOULEVARD, The Adroit Journal, Literary Matters, Orion, wildness,  and was featured on Pádraig Ó Tuama’s Poetry Unbound podcast. Her poem “The Mechanic,” is included in the anthology Border Lines: Poems of Migration, KNOPF, 2020.  Bedikian’s manuscript-in-progress received a 2021 grant from the Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund. New work is forthcoming in Gulf Coast, Guesthouse and Massachusetts Review’s “Revisiting WOMAN: An Issue, 50 Years Later.” Bedikian earned an MFA from the University of Oregon. She teaches poetry workshops in Los Angeles.

Admission $105 ($90 for Members)


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Nov 16, 2023
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$90.00 – $105.00
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