Events

TWO EVENTS WITH TRACI BRIMHALL

Workshop with Traci Brimhall

March 20, 2021 10:00 – 12:00 —BREAK–1:00 – 3:00 pm Pacific Time

Register at queens@hivepoetry.org

Please join The Hive Poetry Collective and Traci Brimhall for this on line workshop: “Between Clarity and Wilderness: How to Tune Your Tension.” 

Everyone has a writing super power, but often we need to temper our strengths. Those of us with strong narrative often need some more music. Those who are incredible at imagination often benefit from the restrictions of form. And those of us who love the surreal discover that a line or two of literal concrete images serves to highlight our strange strength rather than detract from it. We will discuss a couple of poem that model good tension, as well as carefully workshop each participant’s work to discover superpowers and unexplored opportunities for tension.

$150/person

A link will be sent upon registration

Registration Deadline March 5, 2021  (2 weeks ahead) 

Cancellation before March 5: Refund, minus $50 admin fee

Cancellation deadline March 5:  No refunds after this date

The number of people in the workshop will be limited to 14. First come, first serve. Hope to see you there!

Traci Brimhall is the author of four poetry collections: Come the Slumberless from the Land of Nod (Copper Canyon); Saudade (Copper Canyon); Our Lady of the Ruins (W.W. Norton), winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize; and Rookery (Southern Illinois University Press), winner of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The Believer, The New Republic, Orion,and Best American Poetry.  She’s received fellowships from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing and the National Endowment for the Arts.  She’s the Director of Creative Writing at Kansas State University and lives in Manhattan, KS. Visit Traci’s website.

Free Lecture by Traci Brimhall

March 19th 7:00-8:30 pm Pacific Time

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Please join The Hive Poetry Collective and Traci Brimhall for this on line lecture: “Love Is in the Repetition: Tension in the Love Poem”

Love is more than the ecstatic–it is in the daily actions and affections. Love is one of our major experiences as human, yet so often poems focus on the  falling in love rather than how those we love (and lose) endure across so many moments in a single day. In this lecture we will examine poetry that uses repetition for love poems and get a prompt for trying to write our own.

Limit 40 attendees: first come first serve. Virtual doors open at 6:30 pm

Traci Brimhall is the author of four poetry collections: Come the Slumberless from the Land of Nod (Copper Canyon);  Saudade  (Copper Canyon); Our Lady of the Ruins (W.W. Norton), winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize; and Rookery (Southern Illinois University Press), winner of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The Believer, The New Republic, Orion, and Best American Poetry.  She’s received fellowships from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing and the National Endowment for the Arts.  She’s the Director of Creative Writing at Kansas State University and lives in Manhattan, KS. Visit Traci’s website

Join us for an evening of poetry read by Ellen Bass and Traci Brimhall  on Friday, May 15 at 5:00 p.m. The Zoom room will be open by 4:30, so come early in case you have technical difficulties. If you need assistance, send an email to jory@cruzio.com. To subscribe directly to the Santa Cruz Writes email list, which will provide you with weekly announcements for upcoming readings, use https://mailchi.mp/cruzio/zoomforward where you will be sent a link to Join the Meeting on Friday.