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The Poetic Dream Workshop
October 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Poetic Dream Workshop with Tzivia Gover
Dreams contain all the elements great poetry including metaphor, symbolism, vivid imagery, humor, and personification. Thus, it is no surprise that classical and contemporary poets from Coleridge to Hughes to Clifton and more have used dreams and visions to craft their works. Dreams can help new writers and experienced scribes alike by providing inspiration, prompts, raw material, and fresh perspective. In this hands-on workshop we will look to our dreams with pen in hand to find ready texts that can be crafted into poems or other creative literary expressions. Participants will write poems or other creative texts inspired by their dream and learn how dreams can benefit the creative writing process.
This workshop is open to everyone, whether they consider themselves a poet or not, and whether or not they remember their dreams. The aim of this workshop is to increase personal self-awareness and emotional growth, and to increase creative and soulful awareness and abilities through exploring dreams and poetry.
Tzivia Gover is the author of The Mindful Way to a Good Night’s Sleep; Joy in Every Moment, Learning in Mrs. Towne’s House, a book about teaching poetry to teen mothers in Holyoke. She is a writer, educator, and certified dreamwork professional and the director of the Institute for Dream Studies. Her poems, stories, essays, and articles have been widely published in journals and anthologies including The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and Poets & Writers Magazine among others. She holds an MFA in writing from Columbia University. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, and can be found online at tziviagover.com.