Connect to Your Creative Side: Free Poetry Readings

Sian Killingsworth is a mother, writer, teacher and Park Slope local. As a prelude to her poetry workshop, she is hosting 2 poetry readings in Brooklyn Heights featuring accomplished poets with open mic afterwards. Refreshments will be served. Schedule and location details below.

When: Wednesdays @ 7:30 PM
August 13th Poets: Mark Bibbins, Susan Miller, Michael Montlack, and Rev. Cari Jackson
August 27th Poets: Michael Cirelli, Sian Killingsworth, and TBD
Where: First Presbyterian Church in the Peace Garden
124 Henry Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

The 10-week workshop is designed to help experienced and novice poets improve their craft.

In this workshop, students will examine and discuss poems written by contemporary poets, referring to poems in a variety of styles as jumping-off points for their own experimentation. Each class meeting will include a lecture on writing craft, literary devices, form, and interpretation, yet the focus of the class is the students’ own writing. While exploring the art of making poems, students will engage in exercises both in and out of class that are designed to provoke thought and stimulate the creation of original poems. This class is a safe space for creative play, experimentation with form and voice, and giving and receiving feedback in a small community of empathetic and honest fellow poets.

Start: Wednesday, September 10th
Cost: $250 (scholarships available through First Presbyterian Church)
Location: First Presbyterian Church, 124 Henry Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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