Poetry of Praise and Protest: A Playshop


writingPoetry of Praise and Protest: A Playshop

‘It is difficult to get the news from poems yet men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there.’ –William Carlos Williams

We all get plenty of news these days. Nourish your soul with poetry! Join me for an enlivening day.

In challenging times, we need poetry more than ever to light our way and bring us back home to our hearts and souls. We need poems as an outlet and a beacon, as pleasure and instigation.

We’ll look at examples of great poetry of praise and protest to get inspired and discover how these impassioned states can ignite and empower our own poems.

We’ll embrace these strong emotions to discover how they give life to our writing. And we’ll discover how our writing gives us a richer, deeper life as we let our thoughts and feelings flow into form.

We’ll uncover the linking bridge between praise and protest that enables us to stand strongly and compellingly for what we most cherish, rather than falling into sounding preachy or didactic.

And we’ll engage in the creative play of writing poems as a powerful, meaningful act in favor of all that we love.

Open to all levels of experience.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 12 • 1:00 – 5:30 pm • $65
at the Inner Path, 200 Commercial St, downtown NEVADA CITY


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Registration is non-refundable. If you cannot attend, you can apply your registration toward another class.

For questions, please call Maxima at (530) 263-9780.

About Maxima Kahn

Maxima Kahn writes poetry, fiction and essays and works as a creative life coach, editor and teacher. Her work has appeared in Meridian Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, Poem, Borderlands, Westview, Wisconsin Review, Spillway, and Tule Review, among many others, and she has been a participant at the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, the Vermont Studio Center and the Colrain Poetry Conference, among others. For 14 years, she has taught poetry and creative writing, including at the University of California Davis extension as well as locally and online. She blogs about the creative life and works with writers and artists helping them to realize their creative dreams at BrilliantPlayground.com.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][invicta_testimonial author_name=””]“I had the entire world of poetry open up to me. Things I never knew because I’ve had no formal training. I feel I am a way better poet just by this short, powerful experience. It has re-kindled my deep love of poetry, which I am so grateful for. I now see my poetry in a completely different light. Max, you have a wonderful way about you when you teach that, for me, opened my heart and mind…Thank you!!” —D.S.[/invicta_testimonial][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][invicta_testimonial author_name=””]“Max, I have great admiration and respect for how you lead—and gently instruct—the group of us. You create an environment of quietude and trust. You enable us to be confident with our creations and help us make and hear comments from others in a caring way.”[/invicta_testimonial][/vc_column][/vc_row]