WRITING IN TECHNICOLOR
CREATE MORE VIBRANT POEMS!
Join me Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 8pm EST for this free teleclass!
So maybe you resemble one of these fine people/personifications:
- New writer scratching her head about how to turn her journal notes into real life pieces of writing...
- Seasoned writer who can't get any further on that one dang poem... geez!
- Poem dying for some hands to mark up your page with ideas & sparks...
- Teacher interested in learning new techniques to push your students to new levels of creative writing...
- Momma wanting to finally crack into those poem-like-things you wrote during pregnancy and never looked at again...
- Student looking to wow your English professor with your incredible new licks...
If you see bits of yourself in these descriptions and have some writing you'd like to bring from black and white to full color... you're at the right place, my friend. So excited to meet and grow with you. Keep reading.
So, what will happen on this class-over-the-phone?
So glad you asked! During the hour-long WRITING IN TECHNICOLOR teleclass I'll walk you through powerful and unique editing processes that lift your writing to new heights.
The first five participants to submit a poem by September 26th will be offered live editing on the call, where I'll model for other participants how to put these techniques into action. Listeners will have the opportunity to engage in questions, and of course, take notes for application to their own work!
IN OTHER WORDS YOU'LL:
- Learn unique techniques for getting more out of your writing.
- Gather a specific process to use with friends and partners (or alone!)
- Listen in on how editing can help uplift and reshape a poem through live editing.
- Engage with other writers through a live Q&A session.
(By signing up you'll also gain access to the recording even if you can't make the live call, so don't you fret about your busy life or wacky timezone!)
Yeah, what they said!
Poetry is not easy. Finding your voice is even more difficult. But in taking the course with Caits, I found myself standing in front many things in my life that have gone unnoticed. She reminds me of the teacher in grammar school that tells you its okay to color outside the lines or reminds you that the visible cowlick on your head is there because, well, nobody else could rock it the way I do.
I was able to do things with words I never had before. I am writing more consistently, every single day since the course has begun, even outside of our prompts. Following my purpose, I feel closer to my truest self and just comfortable with me as I am. I’ve woken up every day since the course started with this uplifting sense of purpose to write; to live.
Caits is incredibly patient, open, and non-judgmental, as are the other women in the course. I felt safe with Caits because she shared some of her own experiences, freely and unapologetically. I always felt like her arms were open, my writing would be safe, I would be understood, and not judged.”
But Wait! Who is Caits?
Winner of the OneWorld Poetry Contest, Caits attended the 2008 Pan-African Literary Forum in Ghana, studying under Pulitzer Prize Winner Yusef Komunyakaa. Caits has been published in various journals and anthologies includingThe Feminist Wire, The Literary Review and Saul Williams’ CHORUS anthology. Her poetry/music album, the wolf & me, was released in 2010 to online acclaim on platforms such as Okayplayer. In 2012, The Letter All Your Friends Have Written You, Caits’ collaborative poetry book with poet Tishon, arrived on the Well&Often imprint, a press where she also serves as Founding Editor. Caits has performed at venues such as Joe’s Pub, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Highline Ballroom, NYU, Columbia University, The Kitchen and the Blue Note Jazz Cafe.
As an educator, Caits has extensively taught youth and adults in poetry and multi-media expression through organizations including Urban Arts Partnership, the Facing History School, New York University, Urban Word and The Brooklyn Musuem. She has worked long-term instituting innovative arts education programming at cultural institutions such as Tribeca Film Institute and the Lower Eastside Girls Club.