I am an educator and published author (Reserve the Right, Nomadic Press) who currently resides in San Francisco, California. I have a love for writing, especially poetry! I have previous experiences in teaching both Composition Writing and Creative Writing at De Anza College and The Art Institute of California - San Francisco campus. In the past, I often aim in providing a collaborative and fun learning environment for students. So, I am excited to teach for MixLife since I want to introduce the wonders of creative writing to even more students! My Educational Background: I am an alumni of San Francisco State University, where I earned both an M.A. in English and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing. Additionally, prior to my graduate studies in San Francisco, I studied at George Mason University, where I earned my B.A. in English. Activities/Hobbies I enjoy: Writing, reading attending literary open mic events, watching films/tv shows, tutoring, having conversations about good food/drinks, teaching, and hanging out with friends :)
In this class, you'll gain an understanding of the fundamentals of writing poetry. Each week, we'll learn about different styles of poetry along with taking a fun, creative approach in developing various poems during class. We will work together on a variety of different topics, such as Rhyming vs. Non-Rhyming Poetry, Poet vs. Speaker of the Poem, Tone, and Imagery. The primary goal for Beginning Poetry is to provide an interactive, relaxing, and fun space for creative writing! Best for: - Groups - Meeting new people - Time for myself Learning goals: - Learn about different styles of poetry - Analyze different types of poems - Become more comfortable in sharing our works together in a workshop setting - Create a safe, respectful space, while offering constructive criticism Materials to bring: - Paper - Pencil or Pen - Access to Microsoft Word or Google Docs Camera setup & room tips: - Laptop is recommended but not required Book Here: https://www.mixlife.com/l/beginning-poetry/5f8e4aa6-74cf-454b-8adc-62ab876dd232
A Zoom link will be provided.
Saturdays at 7:00-8:00 PM PST