The Writer's Studio: Poetry in Times of Crisis

October 19, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Zoom

The Writer’s Studio is a free workshop series open to all students from all majors. Come study the art of writing in intensive, fun, hands-on workshops with dynamic faculty from the Creative Writing program, the Stanford Storytelling Project, and others. You’ll leave with an expanded understanding of what your writing can do.

How do writers respond to crisis? How do poems address urgent issues like climate change, political upheaval, personal hardship, or collective growth? In this Writer’s Studio we will be looking at poems that take on the personal and political issues of their time. All levels of experience are welcome!

Kai Carlson-Wee is the author of RAIL (BOA Editions, 2018). He has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and his work has appeared in Ploughshares, Tin House, Best New Poets, New England Review, and The Southern Review. His photography has been featured in Narrative Magazine and his poetry film, Riding the Highline, has screened at film festivals across the country. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow, he lives in San Francisco and is a lecturer at Stanford.

Event Sponsor: 
Hume Center for Writing and Speaking, Stanford Storytelling Project , Creative Writing Program
Contact Email: 
kairoald@stanford.edu
Contact Phone: 
650-723-0011
Internal Event: 
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