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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Betzi Richardson

What you'll learn in this poetry class:

Improve your writing by reading exciting poets! If you're a beginning reader of poetry or an already practicing poet, come discover the secrets of poetic form, metaphor, imagery, rhythm, and much more by looking deeply into the works of a wide range of poets – from Shakespeare and the classics to the best international, American, and LA poets—such as Kaveh Akbar, Nick Laird, Elizabeth Bishop, Lucille Clifton, Charles Bukowski, Wallace Stevens, Stevie Smith, John Ashber, Pablo Neruda and Wanda Coleman. 

We'll discuss formal, free verse, and/or experimental poems, depending on the interests of class members. In a supportive setting, take part in reading and writing exercises that will deepen your appreciation of poetry and further your own work.

Note: This class also has a $5 materials fee that will be collected at the beginning of class.


Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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NO CANCELLATIONS AFTER A CLASS HAS BEGUN, so choose courses carefully! Requests for withdrawal from a class must be submitted in writing via email at least seven business days before the start date of the class; receipt of requests made via other methods, such as phone messages, cannot be guaranteed.  You may receive a credit voucher applicable to future Community Education classes, which is valid for two years from the date of issue.  A minimum service charge of $10 per class cancellation will be withheld.  Refunds are granted ONLY if a class is cancelled, discontinued, or rescheduled.In the instance of cancelled classes, course fee is automatically refunded. Credit card refunds are processed with seven business days, check and cash refunds will be issued by check within 45 business days.

Transfers

To transfer to another class, request must be submitted in writing via email at least seven (7) business days before the original class meets. A minimum service charge of $10 per class transfer will be deducted. 

Important Information: Refunds are NOT issued for absences nor prorated for late registrations. Missed class meetings may not be made up in another class. There is no auditing of classes. Students are highly encouraged to register before class begins.  Returned checks will be subject to a $25 handling charge.

SOME HIGH DEMAND CLASSES, SUCH AS GLASS FUSING AND GOOD TIMES TRAVEL DAY TRIPS, HAVE SEPARATE AND DIFFERENT REFUND POLICIES STATING THAT ALL REGISTRATIONS ARE FINAL, AND NO REFUNDS, CREDITS, OR TRANSFERS WILL BE GIVEN.  PLEASE BEAR THAT IN MIND WHEN REGISTERING FOR THOSE CLASSES.

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Reviews of Classes at Santa Monica College (473)

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Poetry Writing & Reading Workshop
Reviewed by kungpeh t. on 12/2/2019
knows her stuff and knows how to manage and encourage poets at all levels
Poetry Writing & Reading Workshop
Reviewed by Karolina S. on 10/15/2018
A great opportunity to workshop your poetry, and learn more from classic and published poets.
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