Where do poem ideas come from?
Starts March 11, 2021
- Thursdays @ 4 PM PST
- Mar 11, Mar 18, Mar 25, Apr 1
The Anthology of Everything digs into notions of not only where poem ideas come from, but how poets can wrangle them to generate meaningful work by applying the right tools and perspectives.
This weekly 90 minute generative workshop will interrogate the ideas and structures behind the poems we write in a hands-on, interactive format. Participants will read a wide variety of work, be afforded time to write and edit original work, and create a long-term project that shows how theme and the challenge of compilation can be used as tools for composition.
The Anthology of Everything will expand the ways in which writers approach their work out the gate and as they seek to level-up their work in the editing phase. Prepare to have your toolbox blown apart.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Scott Woods is an Emmy award-winning writer and event organizer in Columbus, Ohio. Woods is the author of “Urban Contemporary History Month” (2016), “We Over Here Now” (2013) and “Prince and Little Weird Black Boy Gods” (2017). He has been featured multiple times in national press, including appearances on National Public Radio.
He is the founder of Streetlight Guild, a performing arts non-profit. He is a 2018 Columbus Foundation Spirit of Columbus Award recipient, as well as the Greater Columbus Arts Council winner of the 2017 Columbus Makes Art Excellence Award for his event series Holler: 31 Days of Columbus Black Art, and was named the first-ever “Face of Columbus” by Columbus Alive. He is the co-founder of the Writers’ Block Poetry Night and in 2006 became the first poet to ever complete a 24-hour solo poetry reading…a feat he bested seven more times without repeating a single poem.