Register for “Things About to Disappear”: Writing the Poetry of Popular Culture – Poetry Workshop, led by Gwen Hart

Charles Baxter charged writers with chronicling “things about to disappear.” Whether you grew up with Cabbage Patch Kids or Pokemon, pay phones or flip phones, popular culture defines generations and provides touchstones for key moments in our lives. In this generative workshop, we will read a variety of poems featuring pop culture icons from the Kool-Aid Man to The Hulk to Colonel Sanders from poets such as Marcus Jackson, Barbara Hamby, Jon Tribble, Katie Manning, and Aimee Nezhukumatathil. We will use these poems as jumping-off points for our own new work. Students will leave the class with at least three drafts that they can continue to refine on their own. Materials distributed for the course will include a list of suggested places to submit finished pop culture poems.

Poet Salvatore Marici Reads & Leads a Workshop at MWC This October 12th & 22nd

Midwest Writing Center is excited to welcome poet Salvatore Marici to MWC for a pair of events this October. First, Marici will give a poetry reading from his new book, Sneezing Coyotes and his previous books (all published by Ice Cube Press) as part of our Brown Bag Series on Wednesday, October 12 at 12:00 p.m.

Then, on Saturday, October 22, Marici will be leading a workshop called “Balancing Tension” — seating will for the workshop will be limited, and the cost for the workshop will be $15 for MWC Members, $20 for non-MWC Members.