The Year of Your Book: Poetry


Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - Wednesday, April 8, 2015
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm


How long have you been saying that you want to compile all of your polished poems into a full-length collection? How much longer do you have to wait? This series of classes begins at the start of 2015, when the New Year inspires serious resolutions. A combination of workshopping new and old poems and deep revision, serious critique, deadlines, and mutual support, the goal is a solid draft (and celebration of your accomplishment) by the end of the year. Participants are encouraged to enroll for every session, but the class is designed to accommodate ebb and flow according to where you are in the process.

6 Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., 3/04/2015–4/08/2015

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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HVWC in Sleepy Hollow
300 Riverside Drive
Sleepy Hollow, New York 10591
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Times: 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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$345 - Members
$370 - Non-Members

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

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