Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Upcoming August Events - Sunday Kind of Love, Terrance Hayes Workshop, and Celebration

New Shadows: Moving Poems from Imitation to Innovation
a workshop with Terrance Hayes
Saturday, August 15, 1-3pm

The workshop is full--to be added to the waiting list, contact Melissa at melissa.dcpaw [at] gmail [dot] com.

This workshop is intended to help new poets help themselves. It will offer concrete strategies for sustained writing when the only teacher available is a book. We will explore the ways inventive imitation (Think of imitation as transformation not reproduction.) can lead to poetic discovery and innovation by discussing and then imitating published poems from a multitude of styles and traditions.

Terrance Hayes' most recent poetry collection, Wind in a Box (Penguin 2006), was named by Publishers Weekly as one of the best 100 books of 2006. His other books of poetry are Hip Logic (2002), which won the National Poetry Series Open Competition, and Muscular Music (1999), which won the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Poems in Lighthead, his collection forthcoming from Penguin in 2010, have appeared in journals such as the American Poetry Review, Poetry, and The New Yorker. His honors include a Whiting Writers Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He is Professor of Creative Writing at Carnegie Mellon University and lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Featuring Terrance Hayes
Sunday, August 16, 4-6pm
Langston Room; Busboys and Poets
@ 14th & V

Featuring Terrance Hayes. Hosted by Melissa Tuckey and special guest Regie Cabico.

Sunday Kind of Love happens the 3rd Sunday of every month in the Langston Room at Busboys & Poets, 14th Street NW (V & 14th Streets NW, U Street/Cardozo metro). Sponsored by Busboys and Poets and Split This Rock Poetry Festival, with support from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities.
mothertongue presents Jenny C. Lares (plus open mic)
August 19, 9pm, The Black Cat,
1811 14th St. NW, Washington, DC
Celebrate our Non-Profit Status with Us at Busboys
August 27, 6-8 p.m. in the Langston Room at Busboys and Poets
Suggestion donation 10-25 dollars.
There will be readings, an auction, volunteer opportunities, and lots of poetry and love. Save the Date!

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