The next Thursdays class begins September 17, 2009. Join us on the third floor of the Carnegie Centre at Hastings and Main St. in Vancouver at 2pm every Thursday afternoon until November 26. We will write and discuss our plans for the fall class, which include a virtual launch of “Thursdays 3.0” on this website and a launch and reading at the Brickhouse on Thursday, December 3, 2009.
This course will include writing prompts and techniques gleaned from the Andover Bread Loaf Program, a graduate course from the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College held on the campus of Phillips Academy Andover in Massachusetts. The program, for creative writing teachers and social change activists, encompasses theory by Paolo Freire, the liberation theologist, as well as techniques for getting students personally involved in the texts. For examples of terrific “I am,” and “I am from,” poems, which we will be writing this autumn, check out Andover Breadloaf graduate and spoken word artist Anthony Morales.