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The Poetic Dream: Tapping into the Subconscious for Creative Inspiration with Tzivia Gover (via Zoom)

November 3 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm


Dreams contain all the elements of a great poem: Metaphor, symbolism, vivid imagery, humor, emotional catharsis, pathos, puns, and personification. Thus, it is no surprise that classical and contemporary poets from Federico Garcia Lorca, to Adrienne Rich, Lucille Clifton and countless more have used dreams to inspire their works. Dreams can offer new writers and experienced scribes alike first drafts, prompts, or guidance for their writing. Likewise crafting poems from dreams can help people find new levels of creative self-expression, insight, meaning, and even healing. In this workshop we will use dreams and other material from the subconscious mind (including random imagery, dreamlike waking experiences, guided daydreams, etc.) to spark poems and other creative literary expressions. This workshop is open to all participants, whether they consider themselves poets or not, and whether or not they recall their dreams. The aim of this workshop is to encourage creative expression through writing and dreamwork.

NB: This class will be taught on Zoom (Sunday, November 3, 12:30-2:30 PM ET) and will be capped at 15 students. Registrants will receive the Zoom link to the email address they use to register. It will arrive immediately after registration so please check your spam folder if you do not receive it. It will also be sent the day before class as a reminder. Please review the course policies page before registering for any classes. Please email [email protected] with any questions.

All HVWC scholarship applications will be available on May 1 and will be due on May 15 for all summer/fall 2024 classes.

Tzivia Gover is a Certified Dreamwork Professional, poet, and author. Her most recent book, Dreaming on the Page: Tap into Your Midnight Mind to Supercharge Your Writing, combines writing and dreamwork. She has been published in dozens of journals and anthologies including The Mom Egg Review, The Naugatuck River Review, Pensive, The Other Journal, and Lilith Magazine. She has an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University. She teaches, writes, and dreams in western Massachusetts. Learn more at www.thirdhousemoon.com


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The Poetic Dream (Tzivia Gover)
$ 130.00
15 available


November 3
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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