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Free Poetry Writing Class w/ Joseph O. Legaspi @ JH Library 2/3
« on: January 12, 2018, 05:56:59 PM »
Attention Queens writers—both experienced and new-to-writing: free creative writing classes taught by the best writers in Queens!

Newtown Literary Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting prose and poetry in Queens, in partnership with Queens Library and City Council Members Daniel Dromm and Elizabeth Crowley, is offering free creative writing classes.

We've had great engagement with the community during this free series so far. The next class will be led by Joseph O. Legaspi on Saturday, February 3rd from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Queens Library in Jackson Heights at 35-51 81st St:

“There is Here: Place in Poetry”

Every poem needs a strong sense of place, real or imaginary, organic or ethereal. This class will facilitate the writing of place, in turn, locating oneself in the writing of the poem. Participants will study exemplar pieces that'll help and hopefully inspire them. We'll tap into memory, autobiography, culture and history in devising our particular stories. A writing exercise will be given, concluding with the sharing and discussion of works, elaborating on intent and craft.

Joseph O. Legaspi, a Fulbright fellow, is the author of the poetry collections Threshold and Imago; and two chapbooks, Aviary, Bestiary and Subways.

One student in each class will be randomly selected to receive a copy of the instructor’s latest book!

For more information, please visit newtownliterary.org/writingclasses. Hope to see you there!

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Free Poetry Writing Class w/ Joseph O. Legaspi @ JH Library 2/3
« on: January 12, 2018, 05:56:59 PM »