The Accidental Find: Looking for Poetry in Unexpected Places (with Maw Shein Win)

Maw Shein Win

Maw Shein Win


Number of sessions: 1

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Date: Sunday, March 13

Course fee: $95

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home. ~Twyla Tharp

How can you find inspiration for your writing from visual art to music to non-literary texts? In this one-day intensive you will learn and practice inventive strategies that will help you generate fresh ideas and jumpstart your writing practice. Instructor Maw Shein Win will introduce a variety of diverse sources ranging from photographs, musical excerpts, paintings, and non-literary texts to ignite your imagination and push your writing to new places. You will leave with an invaluable list of ideas and resources to keep you moving forward. This lively and interactive class is great for both beginning and experienced poets and prose writers.

Light snacks and beverages provided.

Maw Shein Win is a Burmese-American poet, editor, and educator who lives and works in the Bay Area. Her writing has appeared in various journals including Cimarron Review, Ping-Pong, Eleven Eleven, and most recently, the anthology Cross-Strokes: Poetry Between Los Angeles and San Francisco (Otis Books/Seismicity Editions). She is a poetry editor for Rivet and was an Artist In Residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts. Her chapbook, with paintings by Mark Dutcher, Ruins of a glittering palace, was published by SPA/Commonwealth Projects. Along with composer Amanda Chaudhary, she is part of musical duo Pitta of the Mind which combines poetry with abstract electronic music.

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