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Anaïs Nin wrote, “We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” Join Jack Bedell and M.A. Nicholson for a generative workshop exploring how the poetic process begins with enthusiastic engagement with the world—careful observation, provocative questioning, dialogue, and the creation and study of archives—and continues to grow to fruition through imaginative reconfiguration, syntheses, and divisions. 

The workshop will begin with a discussion and study of strategies for taking field notes before an excursion into the streets and cafes of New Orleans to harvest “seeds” of poems. Upon returning, Bedell and Nicholson will share examples of how to transform field notes into first drafts before ending with time for writing, experimentation, and collaboration.


Starting Date/Time
Suite 224, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St Claude Ave