Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

We Hold Our Poems: Bringing a poem to life

April 23, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

We Hold Our Poems: Bringing a poem to life with Vivian Faith Prescott

Saturdays, April 2, 9, 16 & 23, 2022
1 PM – 2 PM AKDT
Via Zoom
$70 Members | $85 Non-Members

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

This mini-course is designed for emerging to intermediate level poets, however established poets are also welcome. Each class will focus on one or two poetic skills. Students will be expected to practice these during the week until the next meeting.

What, where, when how and why. Writers will also be introduced to what a poem is, where to get ideas, when are the best time(s) to write, how to recognize a poem, how to start a poem, and why we write poetry.

The month-long course will culminate in a Zoom student poetry reading open to invited guests (and possibly public). This event is voluntary as students are not obligated to read their work.

What you will need: Access to internet, a computer or smart phone for Zoom, a notebook or journal. (Unless you use a laptop or smartphone to take notes, then that’s okay too).

Zoom poetry reading date to be announced.

Vivian Faith Prescott lives and writes in Lingít Aaní on the land of the Shtax’heen Kwáan in Kaachxaana.áak’w, Wrangell, Alaska at her family’s fishcamp. She holds an MFA from the University of Alaska Anchorage and an MA in Cross Cultural Studies with an emphasis in Indigenous Knowledge Systems from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She also holds an interdisciplinary PhD in Cross Cultural Studies from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She is the author of 7 books of poetry and a collection of linked stories. Forthcoming in 2022 is her foodoir, “My Father’s Smokehouse” (West Margin Press) and a full-length poetry collection “Old Woman with Berries in Her Lap” from the University of Alaska Press’ Alaska Literary Series. Along with her daughter Vivian Mork Yéilk’, she co-hosts Planet Alaska Facebook page and is co-columnist at Planet Alaska, an award-winning column appearing in the Juneau Empire.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 868 3984 5010
Passcode: 409679


Registration is closed.

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!


49 Writers dedicates our 2021-2022 programming season to the memory of Frank Soos (1950-2021), our 2021 Program Chair.


April 23, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Event Category:


49 Writers
Scroll to Top