Literary Movements with Rod Carlos Rodriguez
Sat., Oct. 8, 2022, 9am-12pm CST, in-person, location TBA
*In the case of inclement weather, an appropriate indoor venue will be arranged.
Nature has played a key role in many literary movements, from Transcendentalism to SLAM poetry. It has historically inspired and continues to provide a driving force in our writing lives. As such, this class touches on some of these movements and their nature-based connections, so we can be moved by what is a natural extension of our humanity.
For inspiration, we will be in nature’s classroom, the great outdoors! This will involve body movement as a source of creativity, finding our own corners of nature to sit in and write from, and small group work. Bring a bottle of water and a folding chair!
After taking this class, students will be able to:
Fuse the great outdoors into their own writing process.
Identify multiple American Literary Movements (both past and present), from Transcendentalism and Surrealism to the Beat Generation, and more.
Gather inspiration from an array of writers associated with these literary movements.