Friday Poetry Workshop


Friday, January 16, 2015 - Friday, February 20, 2015
10:30 am - 12:30 pm


One of the joys of writing and reading poetry is that each poem is its own unique universe. This workshop will encourage each participant to hone his or her own “voice.” The purpose of this workshop is for all participants to provide constructive feedback on each individual poem presented so the writer can return to editing and work on making the poem the strongest and most finished piece possible. Each week, students will bring a poem or two to workshop. Most of the class will be devoted to specific suggestions on poems workshopped as well as general advice about the process of editing. Practical advice about the process of publishing in journals and about preparing a chapbook manuscript will also be addressed.

6 Fridays, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 1/16/2015–2/20/2015

Jennifer Franklin

JENNIFER FRANKLIN concentrated in English and Creative Writing at Brown University (AB cum laude, 1994). She attended Columbia University School of the Arts as a Harvey Baker Fellow (MFA, 1996). Her poems debuted in the Paris Review’s “Ten New Poets” issue in 1996. Her first full-length collection, Looming, won the 14th Annual Editor’s Prize from Elixir Press and will be published in January 2015. Her poetry has appeared widely in anthologies, literary magazines, and journals such as Antioch Review, Boston Review, Gettysburg Review, Guernica, The Nation, New England Review, Pequod,, Poetry Daily, Salmagundi, Southwest Review, Western Humanities Review. Her chapbook, Persephone’s Ransom (Finishing Line Press) was published in September 2011. Her work has been translated into Romanian and Portuguese. A selection of her poetry is featured in Andrew Solomon’s award winning book, Far From the Tree. Franklin is co-editor of Slapering Hol Press, the small press imprint of The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center. She teaches poetry workshops and seminars at The Hudson Valley Writers Center and lives in New York City.

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Hudson Valley Writers’ Center
300 Riverside Drive
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Friday, January 16, 2015 - Friday, February 20, 2015
Times: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

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$295 - Members
$320 - Non-Members

Presenter: Jennifer Franklin
Presenter Phone: (914) 332-5953
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