Double Lives, an 8-week poetry & fiction workshop w/ Lewis Warsh

Jan
22
Sun, 22 January 2017 // 12:00 PM
Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC (map)

This workshop is open to both poets and fiction writers and begins January 8th. Please find class description below.

DATES: This workshop will meet on the following Sundays: January 8th, January 15th, January 22nd, January 29th, February 5th, February 12th, February 19th, February 26th TIME/LOCATION: 12 PM – 2 PM at Bowery Poetry located at 308 Bowery INSTRUCTOR: Lewis Warsh REGISTER HERE: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2643096

We all lead double lives--internal/external, past/present--so part of our exploration as poets and fiction writers will be looking at the ways to articulate the interactions between the two. All the details of what goes in in our various worlds--memories, fantasies, observations, dreams, distractions--are the raw material for the poems and stories (or back stories) we try to tell. We’ll tap into writers who work with numerous narratives: Marguerite Duras, Renee Gladman, Ted Berrigan, Bernadette Mayer, W.G. Sebold and Georges Perec among others. As much time as possible will be spent reading and discussing our own work.

Lewis Warsh’s most recent books are Alien Abduction (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015), One Foot Out the Door (Spuyten Duyvil, 2014), A Place in the Sun (Spuyten Duyvil, 2010), and Inseparable: Poems 1995-2005 (Granary Books, 2008). He is editor and publisher of United Artists Books, and teaches in the MFA program in creative writing at Long Island University (Brooklyn). (www.lewiswarsh.com)