Author Topic: Free Online Writing Class: Mapping Your Home in Poetry w/ Meher Manda 4/18  (Read 230 times)

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Attention Queens writers craving community!

Newtown Literary Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting prose and poetry in Queens, in partnership with Lewis Latimer House Museum, is now offering free creative writing classes ONLINE during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our first virtual workshop in our “Writing on Race & Immigration” series with Lewis Latimer House Museum will be led by Meher Manda on Saturday, April 18th from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m:

 “Mapping Your Home in Poetry

In this generative class for poets, we will look at home not simply from the vision of nostalgia, but from a lens that draws the visceral details, the metaphorical possibilities, and the essayistic memories of childhood, community, and family, to arrive at a juncture where poetry about home can be both personal and generational. We will read, embrace, and examine the work of poets such as Sharon Olds, Ilya Kaminsky, Ariel Francisco, and Warsan Shire, and use generative writing prompts to refine our use of home and its myriad components in our writing.

Our guiding question will be: What about home sneaks its way into my work, and how can I nurture and support that meaning through poetry?

RSVP to receive instructions on how to join the virtual workshop here:

Meher Manda is a poet, short story writer, culture critic, and educator from Mumbai, India, currently based in New York City. She earned her MFA in Fiction from the College of New Rochelle. She is the author of "Busted Models," a chapbook of poems published by No, Dear Magazine in Fall 2019. Her work is forthcoming and has appeared in Hobart Pulp, Epiphany Magazine, Glass Poetry, Los Angeles Review, Lumina Journal, and elsewhere. She is one-half of An Angry Reading Series in Harlem, New York.

This program is in partnership with Lewis Latimer House Museum and made possible, in part, with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, as well as with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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