Weekend Hideaway: Architecting the Poetic Image

Weekend Hideaway: Architecting the Poetic Image


Architecting the Poetic Image
Weekend Hideaway w/ J. Reuben Appelman

September 15 - 16, 2018 (2 nights, 2 days)
Students arrive September 14, 8pm, leave September 16, 5pm
All Levels

To craft a line in a poem is to manage a construction within the space between self and readership. At our best, writers are able to architect a bridge between what we feel or think —that impulse that caused us to create—and what is possible to convey to an outsider.  This intimate, quiet class is a dialogue on the image-based language at the root of our impulses. A tiny selection from Christopher Alexander’s architectural text, The Timeless Way of Building, will be offered as a discussion parallel between the engineering of our physical world and the artisinal structuring of the poetic image.

J. Reuben Appelman is a screenwriter, author in multiple genres, and two-time State of Idaho Literature Fellow, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. His film industry work includes the Netflix documentaries Playground and Jens Pulver | Driven, as well as several produced screenplays.

He works as a private investigator and is the author of the book, The Kill Jar, published by Simon & Schuster (2018) and currently being developed as a four-part docuseries for the Investigation Discovery network, produced by Cineflix Productions, makers of American PickersProperty Bros, and Motives and Murder.

Weekend Hideaways are all-inclusive weekend experiences offering students an opportunity to stay in historic Atlanta cabins, eat locally sourced food and reconnect with their creativity. All meals and private lodging provided.

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