Master Class: Ron Silliman

“What does not change / is the will to change” : Embracing transformation in writing poetry

Study with poet Ron Silliman in a master class workshop at the Chicago School of Poetics. This one-day online workshop offers an intimate environment within which to work with one of the key figures of the Language school of poetry.

The workshop runs for 3 hours and will be held in our online, video-conferenced classroom, so you can attend from your own home, from anywhere in the country.

Date: October 20th, 2012
Time: 1-4 p.m. Central Time
Location: Online
Price: $250.00

Class size is limited to 10 students. Sorry, this class has been filled.

Students should submit one of their poems for in-class discussion at least 2 weeks prior to workshop date.
Ron Silliman was born in Pasco, Washington, although his parents stayed there just long enough for his mother to learn that one could step on field mice while walking barefoot through the snow to the outhouse, and for his father to walk away from a plane crash while smuggling alcohol into a dry county. Silliman has written and edited over 30 books, most recently Wharf Hypothesis from Lines Press, and had his poetry and criticism translated into 12 languages. Among his honors, Silliman was a 2012 Kelly Writers House Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, and the 2010 recipient of the Levinson Prize, from the Poetry Foundation. His sculpture Poetry (Bury Neon) is permanently on display in the transit center of Bury, Lancashire, and he has a plaque in the walk dedicated to poetry in his home town of Berkeley, although he now lives in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

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