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WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS

WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS

 

New events for The Big Read and Poetry Town Hall in 2017 coming soon...

 

Saturday  |  October 8th  |  2:00-4:00pm

 

#BlackLivesMatter: Afro-Writing on the Margins

With poet Lorraine Currelley and Mosaic’s Ron Kavanaugh

 

Lorraine Currelley is an African-American poet and Executive Director of Poets Network & Exchange, an organization dedicated to showcasing literary artists from marginalized communities. She’ll be joined by editor and program advisor Ron Kavanaugh of Mosaic, a tri-annual magazine dedicated to fostering the voices of writers of African descent. They’ll discuss Afro-diasporic feminist and LGBTQ perspectives and how they inform contemporary literary production in the age of #BlackLivesMatter. This town hall discussion will be moderated by author Charles Rice-González, Executive Director of Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD!), and will culminate with a Q&A and public discourse.

 

Location: BAAD!

2474 Westchester Ave

Bronx, NY 10461

 

Admission is free, but RSVP is required.

Questions? Contact Charlie at 718-931/9500 x21 or Charlie@bronxarts.org.

Saturday  |  October 15th  |  12:00-2:00pm

Setting the Scene: with novelist Joe Okonkwo

Poet and novelist Joe Okonkwo is the author of Jazz Moon (2016), a novel set in 1920s jazz age Harlem and Paris. He will conduct this special workshop session focused on description and the creation of setting, how to transport readers to a certain time and place by showing rather than telling. Mastering the craft of writing scenes is a critical skill for any narrative writer, whether fiction, memoir or creative nonfiction. Please RSVP at link provided. Free.

Location:

Poe Park Visitor Center

2640 Grand Concourse

Bronx, NY 10458

 

Admission is free, but RSVP is required.

Questions? Contact Charlie at 718-931/9500 x21 or Charlie@bronxarts.org.

The Bronx Writers Center, a program of Bronx Council on the Arts, and is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; Arts Midwest and the National Endowment for the Arts; the New York Council for the Humanities; the New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund; the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation; the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.; the Bronx Delegation of the NYC Council - including Council Member James Vacca, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Council Member Rafael Salamanca Jr., and Council Member Andrew Cohen and New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.


For more information,

please email bronxwriters@bronxarts.org

 

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