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Remote 3-Hour Workshop: Brian Turner: These Humming Engines

Saturday | December 2 | 12-3pm ET

Dec 2, 2023 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

$84.00 – $105.00
Brian Turner

These Humming Engines: The Poetry of Dream, of Labor, of Love & Loss

In this generative workshop, we’ll focus on dreamscapes, poems of the underworld within, that state where language and image meld as story gives way to song. We’ll also read and consider approaches to the poetry of labor, as well as the deep reservoir of love and loss that, perhaps, serves as the lifeblood of all verse. Along the way, I’ll do my best to share foundational lessons I’ve learned from poets and thinkers over the past 30+ years of study—with the hope that these approaches and insights might offer inroads into your own creative journey. You’ll receive a packet of poems in advance of the workshop, and I only ask that you bring your favorite writing tools to the conversation—along with your own profound curiosity. I know this might sound like a heavy workshop, but we’ll have fun, and 3 hours will breeze by before we even know it.

3 hours on Saturday | December 2 | 12-3pm ET  |  $105 ($90 for Members)

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

About the Educator:

Brian Turner is the author of five collections of poetry (from Here, Bullet to The Wild Delight of Wild Things) and a memoir (My Life as a Foreign Country). He’s the editor of The Kiss and co-editor of The Strangest of Theatres. A musician, he’s written and recorded albums with The Interplanetary Acoustic Team, including 11 11 (Me Smiling) and American Undertow with The Retro Legion. His poems and essays have been published in The New York TimesThe GuardianNational Geographic, and Harper’s, among other fine journals, and he was featured in the documentary Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience, nominated for an Academy Award. A Guggenheim Fellow, he’s received a USA Hillcrest Fellowship in Literature, the Amy Lowell Traveling Fellowship, the Poets’ Prize, and a Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation. He lives in Orlando with his dog, Dene, the world’s sweetest golden retriever.

Admission $105 ($90 for Members)


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Dec 2, 2023
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$84.00 – $105.00
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