Friday, February 22, 2013

Poetry Workshop with Jericho Brown

"Jump-Start Your Engines"
Poetry Workshop with Jericho Brown
Jericho Brown
Saturday March 16, 2013
   2-5 pm
Split This Rock
1112 16th Street NW
Suite 600
Washington DC, 20036
In this workshop, Jericho Brown will guide participants in generating new work through a set of unconventional exercises that keep our ears open and fingers moving. The workshop engenders new ideas about writing, and as there is a profound relationship between reading poetry and writing it, participants will read, discuss, and even recite the work of several poets whose examples might lead us to a further honing of our craft.  

**Poets should bring a single, short poem of their own for one of the exercises if time allows.

Jericho Brown was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and once worked as the speechwriter for the Mayor of New Orleans.  The recipient of the Whiting Writers Award and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University, Brown is an Assistant Professor at Emory University. His poems have appeared in journals and anthologies including, The American Poetry ReviewjubilatOxford AmericanPloughsharesTin House, The Best American Poetry, and 100 Best African American Poems. His first book, PLEASE, won the American Book Award.

The workshop will be limited to 12 participants and is expected to sell out, so register today!

Workshop Fee: $25, participants must register in advance.
Scholarships available. 

For more information:   202-787-5210

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