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Ryler Dustin has taught college writing courses at the University of Houston, Houston Community College, Western Washington University, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

He offers community workshops for adults and youth emphasizing an accessible and energizing approach to writing.

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The Unbroken Scroll

https://madaboutwords.com/writing-workshops/relentless-poetry-writing/   -   In this poetry workshop, we will draw inspiration from the Beats’ emphasis on uninhibited, explosively generative writing. Jack Kerouac famously wrote on a single, interrupted scroll of paper. We will draw upon examples and exercises that unlock the power of stream-of-consciousness, generating new work and arming us with the tools to break through writer’s block time and again.

Life Lines

This workshop, open to all and especially tailored for senior citizens or those with significant life experience, will explore ways to express our experiences—present or past—in poetry. We will focus on demystifying craft elements such as form and metaphor. More importantly, we will unlock a natural voice in exploring complex, delightful, or even challenging memories.