It's the fern beyond the wind, the classic Eruptions. Night is a funnel that is overcome. Violence of signs beyond the pale. Stasis Has its own way, the hard work, the violence. Convalesce, convalesce in the green green World, in which you could hardly walk, But that was before, before life set its rhythms In
Apr 28 2018
“We tell ourselves stories in order to live” — Joan Didion
In this Master Class, we discuss and practice strategies for writing and revising poems that tell our stories and, ideally, surprise us in the process. We read sample poems to see what they teach us about narrative control, clarity, productive ambiguity, precision, lineation, and the use of literary tropes to create memorable narrative poems. Then we produce and discuss new drafts. This is a generative workshop, and writers at all levels of experience and skill are welcome.
Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Project Write Now, 25 Bridge Ave., Suite 130, Red Bank
Instructor: Mihaela Moscaliuc
Mihaela Moscaliuc was born and raised in Romania, where most of her family still resides. She is the author of the poetry collections Immigrant Model (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015) and Father Dirt (Alice James Books, 2010), translator of Carmelia Leonte’s The Hiss of the Viper (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2015), and editor of Insane Devotion: On the Writing of Gerald Stern (Trinity University Press, 2016). The recipient of two Glenna Luschei Awards (in poetry and prose, respectively) from Prairie Schooner, a residency fellowship from Le Chateau de Lavigny (Switzerland), an Individual Artist Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and a Fulbright fellowship to Romania, Moscaliuc is assistant professor of English at Monmouth University and faculty in the Drew University MFA Program in Poetry and Poetry in Translation.
25 Bridge Ave.07701 Red Bank, New Jersey
Jun 23 2018
Treat yourself to a writing retreat at the shore. Down the block from Atlantic City's famous beach and boardwalk, this affordable workshop will energize and inspire you. Head home with sand between your toes, a few new pieces of writing and the glow that comes from spending the day with an encouraging community of writers.
14 North Mississippi Avenue08401 Atlantic City, New Jersey
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