Nurturing your Creative Spark
Facilitator: Drew Dellinger
In this three-part online course, we’ll celebrate poetry and cultivate our creativity, using writing exercises and prompts to open our imagination and follow our poetic impulse.
We will share, read, and write poetry—studying the tools and techniques of master poets—and communing with the sages, priestesses, rebels, philosophers, prophets, mystics, and misfits that constitute poetry’s long lineage, as we step into that lineage ourselves.
* Please note that this is an online course, delivered via Zoom.
Event time: Tue 12th Jan 2021 at 7:00pm - Tue 26th Jan 2021 at 8:30pm
“Poetry is a way of knowing, of honoring our solitudes and recognizing our interdependencies. It is a way of being simultaneously alone and together through art.”- Edward Hirsch
Poetry is both deeply cosmological—emerging from and joining us to the galaxies and the matrix of nature—and fundamentally human, a revelation of the primordial roots of language, art, orality, and literature. For over 4,500 years, poetry has existed at the confluence of sound, meaning, image, form, and rhythm—at the meeting point of interiority and expression, subjectivity and communion, reflection and communication, reverie and craft.
Poetry is mysterious—a monolith on the Moon. Poetry is miraculous—two fish and five loaves feeding five thousand.
Drew Dellinger joins us online for this three-part course in the approaching language as the art that it is – the bardic tongue that speaks from the bedrock of our culture.
All levels are welcome, no prior experience necessary.
Time & Dates
Tuesdays on 12th, 19th, 26th of January at 7pm-8:30pm GMT. To convert to any other time zones please click here.
Our Pricing Structure
- Supported ticket – this is for you if you are currently not able to fully fund your learning at this time
- Standard ticket – this is for you if you have financial balance at this time
- Sponsor ticket – this is for you if you are financially abundant and wish to kindly support the learning of another
The course will be held in real time with the tutor via the Zoom platform. Sign up to this platform is free. You will need a laptop, computer, tablet or a smartphone – with an in-built camera and microphone – and a reliable internet connection. We will provide more information and joining instructions in advance of the first session.
Recordings will be available for 30 days after course close as a way to support all participants in receiving the information.
The course is the same for both prices; please choose the level you can afford. Know that each booking you make is financially supporting our charity and facilitators and tutors, most of which have had to cancel all of their upcoming work. Thank you!
Sales end on 12th January at 6pm.
Drew Dellinger, Ph.D., is an internationally known speaker, writer, poet, and teacher who has lectured and taught extensively across the US, UK, Canada, and Australia. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, and many other publications, and he is author of the award-winning poetry collection, Love Letter to the Milky Way, and the upcoming book, The Ecological King: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Vision of Interconnectedness. Dellinger has lectured at numerous colleges and universities and has taught at Prescott College, Schumacher College, Naropa University–Oakland, the Sophia Center, CIIS, and John F. Kennedy University, where he was Associate Professor and Director of the Program in Social Ecology. Currently, Dellinger is Scholar-in-Residence at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University. Dellinger has been called "a national treasure," by Joanna Macy, "a deep and courageous poet," by Alice Walker, and "one of the most creative, courageous, and prophetic voices of his generation," by Cornel West.Visit Tutor's Website