Series: fridays running october 13 - november 3, 2023
Registration Deadline: Friday, September 22
Finding Poetry in the Personal with The Loft Literary Center
The Loft Literary Center will host this online class taught by Glenda Reed, an experienced writer.
Some of the best material for poems comes from what is the most personal. Through writing exercises and lessons on the core elements of the craft, students will learn how poetry can serve as a freeing form of self-expression and an effective way to process the intimate aspects of their narrative. In this class, the teaching artist will discuss the art and craft of poetry while addressing difficult topics, such as loss and illness, with compassion.
This class is for any person living with ALS regardless of writing experience and physical abilities. Liz will be present to support any accommodations needed while you learn and develop your writing skills. The ALS Association can provide additional devices needed to engage in the online class. If hands-on assistance is needed, we invite you to have a caregiver present to assist you.
Instructor Bio: Glenda Reed is an award-winning, feminist writer, artist, educator, and adventurer. She's received support from the Jerome Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, among others and has twice been recognized by the Minnesota State Arts Board with an Artist Initiative Award.
Her work has appeared in literary journals and anthologies, including Creative Nonfiction and The Best Travel Writing. Glenda is also a winner of The Moth Story SLAM. Her in-progress memoir follows the years she set out to sail around the world by hitchhiking on sailboats. At a time when the backlash against women’s social progress and feminism is at a peak, Reed is writing her own true-life story of one woman who charted her own course for adventure.
Please only register one spot for the person attending who has ALS.
Contact Liz Stanley, ALSA Arts Program Manager at [email protected]