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Moving Poems

February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until March 10, 2023

Moving Poems with Katie Basile

Thursdays, February 9, 16, 23 & March 2, 9, 2023
6 PM – 8 PM AKDT
Via Zoom

This class takes place on more than one date (February 9, 16, 23 & March 2, 9) but must be registered for as a single class.

Learn to turn one of your poems into a 1-3 minute film with filmmaker Katie Basile. Over five classes we will explore visual poetry, app-based videography and video editing to produce a “moving poem”. Some class time will be dedicated to writing poetry but you may also choose to produce your film based on something you’ve already written. Together we will integrate text, narration, music and visuals to produce short films that we will present in an online class screening on the last day. Our goal is to explore new ways to share poetry and to have fun!

You will need a computer with internet and a Zoom account and an iPhone or iPad with video editing software.

Katie Basile is a photojournalist and documentary filmmaker with a focus on her home, the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region of Alaska. Katie began her career as a teaching artist and has more than a decade of experience collaborating on multimedia stories with rural Alaskan youth. From Yup’ik kayak building to the high teacher turnover rate, youth-led storytelling continues to expand Katie’s understanding of traditional and contemporary rural Alaska.

Katie is a Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Awardee and the co-recipient of a National Edward R. Murrow Award for excellence in video through her work at KYUK Public Media. Katie lives in Bethel, Alaska with her husband and two young sons.

You can register for the class here:

Moving Poems – Basile

Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be issued up to 48 hours before the first class. For requests within 48 hours of the first class, we will offer a 50% refund. Thank you!


February 9
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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