Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Poetry and Writing Workshops at the Reading Room

As the Word for Word season comes to a close at the Reading Room, we have a few programs remaining that are sure to be the standouts of the season. First up, is a special Thursday version of Word for Word Poetry presented in partnership with Blue Flower Arts, featuring poets Nikola Madzirov, Derrick Brown, and actress/poet Amber Tamblyn.

Kenyon Review at Word for Word Poetry, June 25, 2013
Critical acclaim for this week's poets: 

Nikola Madzirov, Remnants of Another Age, "Nikola Madzirov's poems move mysteriously by means of a profound inner concentration, giving expression to the deepest laws of the mind. Their linguistic 'making' is informed by a vivid evidence of a serious self-making, soul-making, and heart-making. We are lucky to have these English incarnations of Nikola Madzirov." — Li-Young Lee

Derrick Brown, Strange Light, "There's something that happens when you read Derrick Brown, a rekindling of faith in the weird, hilarious, shocking, beautiful power of words..." –  The New York Times

Amber Tamblyn, Free Stallion, "Here's a poet with the courage and liveliness to speak for her generation -- and for mine. She is not afraid of politics or anti-politics of either the government or of her body, including the twists of emotional beauty and deep rage. To paraphrase Emerson, these poems are as old as the rock and as new as the foam." – Michael McClure

Word for Word Poetry
with Blue Flower Arts
Thursday, September 19
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Bryant Park Reading Room sponsored by HSBC

And then on Saturday, back by popular demand, we have our annual College Essay Writing Workshop for teens, presented by Writopia Lab. Perfect to help your teen brush up on their skills, and inspire them for the college admission process.

College Essay Writers Workshop
Word for Word Writers
Saturday, September 21
12:30pm - 1:45pm
Bryant Park Reading Room sponsored by HSBC

Don't forget there will be two more presentations of Word for Word Poetry to round out the season - on September 24 with BlazeVOX Books, and the finale on October 15 featuring the Office of Cultural Affairs at the Consulate General of Israel.

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