Content Tagged ‘writing workshops’

Ink Knows No Borders: Poems of the Immigrant and Refugee Experience

I am so happy to have a poem in this beautiful anthology, Ink Knows No Borders: Poems of the Immigrant and Refugee Experience.

The collection features 65 poems and a foreword by poet Javier Zamora. Zamora crossed the U.S.-Mexican border unaccompanied at the age of nine.

It’s an honor to be included alongside poets whose lives and words illuminate “issues confronting first- and second- generation young adult immigrants and refugees.” To name a few: Elizabeth Acevedo, Erika L. Sánchez, Samira Ahmed, Chen Chen, Ocean Vuong, Fatimah Asghar, Carlos Andrés Gómez, Bao Phi, Kaveh Akbar, Hala Alyan, and Ada Limón.

Ink Knows No Borders, edited by Alyssa Raymond and Patrice Vecchione, is available from Seven Stories Press March 2019.

Ink Knows No Borders is a timely anthology about an ancient experience: immigration, homesickness, identity and social exclusion. The anthology is “a hopeful, beautiful, and meaningful book for any reader.” However, it doesn’t sugar-coat …

Hockessin Library Young Writers Workshop: Book Launch 

Illustration: “Abigail” by Chinue

Celebrate the publication of  Abigail and The Underground Railroad! Students in grades 6 through 9 wrote and illustrated this hardcover book. During our 8-week Young Writers Workshop at the Hockessin Library, students created the story of Abigail, a slave, and Jacob, a slave owner’s son. The fictional story includes poems by participants, as prologue and epilogue. Students also collaborated on illustrations.

The events and characters are based on history. We read about underground railroad activity and conductors in northern Delaware. Guest speakers visited our workshops.

The celebration and book launch will be held at Hockessin Library, Monday, October 29, 2018 at 6:30 pm. Open to the public. Sponsored by New Castle County Libraries.

 

Reading: official launch of More Challenges for the Delusional

I am participating in anthology reading at gallery space, The Rectangle, in Orange, NJ. My poem, “In the Stirrups,” came out of a postcard prompt Peter Murphy gave on Sunday morning during the Getaway in 2014.

More Challenges for the Delusional!

I am so honored to have that weekend’s poem delusion here alongside poems and a few stories by esteemed Annual Poetry and Prose Getaway participants and instructors! 

Prose writers and poets will read from More Challenges for the Delusional (Diode Press, 2018). Come help celebrate the collection and contributors.

Poets Ona Gritz and Daniel Simpson edited this volume of prompts by Peter Murphy “and the writing they inspired.”

Take a listen: 

Contributor Marcia LeBeau hosts the launch at The Rectangle. (You can listen to her “Letter to Myself at Eighty” from the anthology in this Painted Bride Quarterly podcast) .

 

 

More Challenges for the Delusional

An anthology of twenty-six writing prompts by Peter Murphy and forty poems by poets who led and attended poetry workshops at Murphy’s annual Winter Poetry and Prose Getaway held every January at the Jersey shore and going into its 26th year. Anthology includes four short stories and eight nonfiction works by writers who attended The Getaway or its satellite retreats in New Hampshire, Scotland, Spain and Wales. This second volume follows Murphy’s Challenges for the Delusional (2012), now in its second printing.

Emerging and accomplished writers include Kim Addonizio, Tony Hoagland, Dorianne Laux, Mimi Schwartz, and Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Dunn. The prompts dare writers to take risks and produce work strange in its truth telling. More Challenges for the Delusional:Peter Murphy’s Prompts and the Writing They Inspired, Edited by Ona Gritz and Dan Simpson. Diode Editions, 2018. $15.00

Practicing Poetry: Weekly Poetry Workshop

Practicing Poetry
Dates: Wednesdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31 and February 7
Time: 6:30-9:00pm
Ages: 18+
Price: $90 M / $100 NM
Instructor: JoAnn Balingit
This workshop will encourage students to experiment with forms, lists, journal entries, evocative lines, and model poems to generate a poem a week. We’ll get into a writing rhythm and talk about what makes a poem work. Students will bring copies of their poems to share each week.
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TO REGISTER: Call us at 302-266-7266 or visit during regular hours.
Mail your completed form, with payment, to the Newark Arts Alliance, 276 E. Main St., Suite 102, Newark, DE 19711
Sign up in person at the Newark Arts Alliance during regular business hours.
Checks cashed/credit cards processed only if class runs. Registration payments are non-refundable except in case of class cancellation.

Scholarships Available

Practicing Poetry: A Generative Workshop for Everyone

Practicing Poetry
Dates: Wednesdays, August 9, 16, 23, 30
Time: 6:30-9:00pm
Ages: 18+
Price: $90 M / $100 NM
Instructor: JoAnn Balingit
This workshop will encourage students to experiment with forms, lists, journal entries, evocative lines, and model poems to generate a poem a week. We’ll get into a writing rhythm and talk about what makes a poem amazing. Students will bring copies of their poems to share each week.
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TO REGISTER: Call us at 302-266-7266 or visit during regular hours.
Mail your completed form, with payment, to the Newark Arts Alliance, 276 E. Main St., Suite 102, Newark, DE 19711
Sign up in person at the Newark Arts Alliance during regular business hours.
Checks cashed/credit cards processed only if class runs. Registration payments are non-refundable except in case of class cancellation.

Scholarships Available
The Newark Arts …

The Crafty Poet–A Portable Poetry Workshop

The Crafty Poet: A Portable Workshop. Poems, writing prompts, craft tips,
and interviews for aspiring and practicing poets.

Edited by Diane Lockward.  Craft essays, prompts, model poems, writing tips and interviews contributed by 56 of our nation’s finest poets, including 13 former and current state Poets Laureate. These 56 poets contributed twenty-seven Craft Tips, ten Poet on the Poem Q&As, and twenty-seven model poems that go with the prompts. The book also includes sample poems from 45 other accomplished poets inspired by the prompts in this book. Contributors include:

Kim Addonizio
JoAnn Balingit
Ellen Bass
Jan Beatty
Jeanne Marie Beaumont
Robert Bense
Pam Bernard
Michelle Bitting
Deborah Bogen
Kathryn Stripling Byer
Edward Byrne
Kelly Cherry
Philip F. Deaver
Bruce Dethlefsen
Caitlin Doyle
Patricia Fargnoli
Ann Fisher-Wirth
Amy Gerstler
Karin Gottshall Jennifer …