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Lifelong Learning - New Poetry: Close Reading and Generative Writing

November 29 to December 13, 2022 at 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. EDT
Hosted Virtually by IUAA

Three Tuesdays, Nov. 29–Dec. 13

6–8 p.m. ET

Virtual class offered via Zoom*

$70 per person



In this interactive and experiential class, we will read and discuss a wide variety of contemporary American poetries. We will talk about style, form, tools, construct, and context. We will deepen our understanding of poetry though multiple opportunities to play with language and create our own pieces. The class is designed to be welcoming for all, whatever your experience of poetry and writing.


*Please note: This course is a virtual learning opportunity held via the online platform, Zoom. A strong internet connection and webcam are required. The link needed to participate will be supplied via email prior to the first session.



About the Instructor:

Shana Ritter’s poetry and short stories have appeared in Lilith, Fifth Wednesday, Georgetown Review, and others. Her chapbook, Stairs of Separation, was published by Finishing Line Press. Her new novel, In the Time of Leaving, is available through Morgenstern Books and Amazon. Ritter has been awarded the Indiana Individual Artist Grant multiple times and she has taught poetry and writing workshops in a wide array of settings. Previously, she was at IU in education and cultural responsivity.