In this workshop we will expand our creativity in a supportive atmosphere; you will receive writing samples at each class that focus on particular aspects of the writing process, and you will receive personal attention. At each session we will generate new poetry; explore issues such as Identity, Relationships, Language, Voice, etc.; use experimental techniques, such as those developed in workshops with John Ashbery, Barbara Henning, Ann Waldman and others. Therefore, we will explore new approaches to language and form. The workshop provides exercises and in-class writing, as well as tips on how to hone your technique, perform your poems; and get published.
A reading at the end of the workshop is included.
Dorothy Friedman August has been giving poetry workshops for over twenty five years. She is a college professor and teaches at Fordham University and Empire State College. She has also taught creative writing and poetry seminars at Brooklyn College and Pratt Institute. She studied with John Ashbery at Brooklyn College where she received her MFA.
She is an award-winning poet and essayist who has received two New York Foundation of the Arts fellowships and most recently a Kathy Acker Award. Among her publications are three books and numerous article, poems and reviews in journals, newspapers and anthologies, including The Partisan Review, The Village Voice, The California Quarterly, Hanging Loose, The Centennial Review, Mudfish, Big City Lit, two TRIBES anthologies, including WORD, Bright Hill Press anthology, and three Unbearable anthologies (Autonomedia), including THE WORST BOOK I EVER READ and THE ANTHOLOGY OF SEX. Most recently she has published in The Long Islander, PoetryBay, Sensitive Skin, (who published one of her poems for National Poetry Month) and Home Planet News.
"I strive to both inspire my students with stimulating exercises and develop their confidence and skills. Many of my students are successful writers and have published books of their own." --Dorothy Friedman August
Sundays 12-2 pm
October 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10