The Rapture of Being Alive: Writing from the Whole Self with Donna Hilbert

May 22, 2024 9:00AM—12:00PM


Write On, Door County, 4210 Juddville Rd., Fish Creek, WI 54212



We experience what Joseph Campbell calls “the rapture of being alive” when we allow the fullness of joy and sorrow to enter our consciousness. As poets, writing from the whole self, going about the business of our daily lives, is where our deepest power lies. In our hours together, we will look at exemplary poems and being new poems of our own. We will begin where we are.

Class meets in person, Monday – Friday, May 20 – 24, 9 am – noon.

Class size: Maximum 12. Minimum 5.

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Teaching Artist: Donna Hilbert’s latest book is Threnody, from Moon Tide Press. Earlier books include Gravity: New and Selected Poems (Tebot Bach, 2018). She is a monthly contributing writer to the on-line journal Verse-Virtual. Her work has appeared in The Los Angeles TimesBraided WayChiron ReviewSheila-Na-Gig, and numerous anthologies. She writes and leads private workshops in Southern California.