Current Meeting

 

WHAT I NEVER INTENDED TO WRITE

 

This workshop is an introduction to the art and fun of Flashwriting. Working from prompts, participants will create several pieces in three minutes each.  You will be surprised at the power and beauty of what you write “without thinking.”  Everyone will sharwhat they have written, I will read a few of my own short poems that I wrote “without thinking,” and we will discuss the process.

Alicia Ostriker has twice received the National Jewish Book Award for Poetry, and has been twice nominated for the National Book Award, among other honors.   As a critic she is the author of Stealing the Language: the Emergence of Women’s Poetry in America, and other books on poetry and on the Bible.  Her most recent collections of poems are Waiting for the Light and The Volcano and After: Selected and New Poems 2002-2019.  Her work has been translated into many languages including Hebrew and Arabic. She is currently the New York State Poet Laureate.

“Alicia Ostriker has become one of those brilliantly provocative and imaginatively gifted contemporaries whose iconoclastic expression, whether in prose or poetry, is essential to understanding our American selves.”  –Joyce Carol Oates

 
Saturday, February 15 at 10:00 a.m.
 
FREE to first-time attendees! 
$10 Members; $15 Non-Members; $5 Students/ID

Think Tank after the meeting: Twitter can work as a support system for authors. Mark Dooley will lead a discussion on software, how to set up an account, and how to engage with other writers.