Mercedes Lucero in describing her upcoming class, Found Forms, writes:
“How we tell a story matters. Coined by Brenda Miller and Suzanne Paola, “hermit crab” writing is a metaphor of sorts. As the crab must find its perfect shell, so too must a story find its truest form. So, what might it look like to tell a story in the form of a grocery list? Or an essay in the shape of an instruction manual? What if a poem took the form of a recipe? In this class, we’ll destabilize our notion of genre and explore purposeful ways to tell our stories.”
Although this is Mercedes’ first class in Adult Visual Arts, the poet worked previously with the Lawrence Arts Center as a Writer in Residence in collaboration with the Zinn Writers in Schools program, prompting students to research verse poetry novels, and respond with their own narrative works, with finished works presented in conjunction with the Annual Poetry Fair. Read more about the project here!
Interested in finding your own words, exploring unconventional formats, or telling new stories? Join Mercedes for Found Forms!
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM