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“Everyday Poetics: Creating Modern Forms” ONLINE with Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton

April 28 2021 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM CDT

$49 – $109
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$49 for Members
$109 for Non-Members

All registrants will have access to the class recording for one week.

Modern poets are always inventing something new. Why can’t you?

For centuries, poets have bent word into classic forms like the sonnet and the sestina. Many of these offer structure and allow poets to pay homage and construct with rules to guide them. In our modern days, poets are beginning to create their own forms and reclaim what it is to be a master of their craft. In this course, we will examine some modern day poetic forms and even create one or two of our own.

TAKE THIS CLASS IF

  • You write poetry and are ready to try something new and daring.
  • You want to bend and break the rules.
  • You’re interested in learning more about poetic forms.

The deadline to register for this class is Wednesday, April 28 at 5 p.m. CDT.

Instructor

Deborah Mouton HeadshotDeborah D.E.E.P. Mouton is an internationally known writer, educator, activist, performer, and Poet Laureate Emeritus of Houston, Texas. Formerly ranked the #2 Best Female Performance Poet in the World, Her work has appeared in Houston Noir by Akashic Press (2019), Black Girl Magic by Haymarket Books (2019), the Texas Observer, and Fjords Journal, and on such platforms as NPR, BBC, ABC, Apple News, Blavity, Upworthy, and across the TedX circuit. She has served as a contributing writer to Texas Monthly and Glamour Magazine. Heralded as a “Literary Genius” by Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee in 2019, D.E.E.P.’s most recent poetry collection, Newsworthy, garnered a Pushcart nomination and was named a finalist for the 2019 Writer’s League of Texas Book Award and an honorable mention for the Summerlee Book Prize. A German translation, under the title "Berichtenswert," is set to be released in Fall 2021 by Elif Verlag. Most recently, she performed as a part of the Kennedy Center's Arts Across America, virtual performance.

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HOW WLT CLASSES WORK:
Our classes offer a combination of lecture and practical exercises, determined by the individual instructor, on focused aspects of the craft and business of writing. Your fellow participants will come from a range of writing experience, from beginners to people with MFA degrees and published books. WLT instructors, participants, and administrators all work together to create a welcoming, supportive environment.

If you haven’t taken a class with us in recent years, feel free to email WLT Program Director Sam Babiak at sam@writersleague.org if you’d like to discuss whether our programming is the right fit for your needs.

HOW ONLINE CLASSES WORK: Once you register for the class, you’ll receive an email with detailed instructions no later than 48 hours before the class date. You should expect 2-2.5 hours of direct teaching and 30 minutes of Q&A (for three hours total). If you need to leave the class early or can’t attend the class on that date, all registrants will have access to the recording for one week after the class date. No microphone or camera required, just an Internet connection capable of streaming video. All online classes are hosted on Zoom. To learn more about how Zoom works, click HERE.  Plan to log in to the online platform several hours before the class so that you can update your software or any other settings required to access the platform. (Updates usually only take a few minutes, but you don’t want to wait until the beginning of class.) Questions? Email us at wlt@writersleague.org.
Cultural Arts City of Austin

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.

Texas Commission on the Arts

Writers’ League of Texas classes and workshops are also funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts – Investing in a Creative Texas. For more information, go to www.arts.texas.gov.

National Endowment for the Arts

This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.

Mid-America Arts Alliance

This project is supported in part by the Mid-America Arts Alliance. For more information, go to www.maaa.org.

Details

Date:
April 28 2021
Time:
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM CDT
Cost:
$49 – $109
Event Categories:
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Venue

Online via Zoom
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