As a precaution to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Adult Education Seminars Program’s Summer 2020 term will be moving online. Virtual seminars will meet via Zoom video conference and will use email and Google Drive folders to share resources and communicate with instructors and participants. For more information about the Newberry’s virtual seminars and these tools, including a Zoom tutorial, please see our Virtual Seminars FAQ page. If you have questions about online learning, please feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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What is a poem? From the Nobel Prize-winning songs of Bob Dylan to the envelope poems of Emily Dickinson, our use of the term “poetry” leaps from genre to genre with surprising agility. In this course, we will look at a variety of contemporary poetic works and ask ourselves what makes each a “poem.” Meanwhile, we will write and workshop our own poems, letting our acts of reading and writing inform and inspire each other.
Four sessions. Registration – $195
C. Mitchell holds an MFA in Poetry from Boston University, where she taught creative writing, and an MA in Religion and Literature from the University of Chicago, where she currently teaches composition.
A free digital course packet of additional material, compiled by the instructor and distributed electronically before the seminar begins.
There is no reading assignment for the first session.
Online registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Wednesday, June 3.
Please note: Due to COVID-19, the Adult Education Seminars staff is working remotely and will be unable to process registration over the phone. For more information about registration, including a guide to online registration, see our Registration Information page. Questions? Please contact seminars program staff via email at email@example.com.
We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.