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The Frost Place Studio Sessions– Revisiting Homer’s Odyssey: A Generative Writing Weekend

October 28 and 29, 2023


Dawn Potter


In this generative writing weekend, we treat the Odyssey as an opportunity to explore contemporary concerns about power and identity. Using selected passages from Emily Wilson’s recent translation of the epic poem, we will discuss a variety of overarching themes connected to issues of choice, control, and consequence. Linked writing prompts will tie these themes to explorations within our own lives, both as individuals and as members of the human community.

The weekend will include generous writing time, an afternoon revision workshop, and an evening poetry reading for participants.

This online weekend is open to all.

Cost: $225. Class size is limited to 12 participants. Previous attendees of the Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching will receive 10 continuing education credits. All reading materials will be provided.