Where I was, Who I am: Language, Place, Memory with Farnaz Fatemi via Zoom

Memories of places and languages are sometimes easy to access—but sometimes feel like foreign territory, especially when they are our own.  In this generative poetry workshop, writers will use fragments, bits of memory, phrases and images to construct conversations across time and space—across places one has been, across one’s past and future selves. I welcome the chance to make space for multiple languages in our poems. Participants will read and consider examples of poems and lyric prose, including Jenny Xie, Victoria Chang, Ross Gay, Isabella Wang and others, and share drafts in a risk-friendly space.

This class will be taught on Zoom and capped at 12. Link will be sent to email you use to register at the time of registration and again the day before the class. Please make sure to read our course policies page regarding workshop conduct and logistics before registering for any class at HVWC.

Farnaz Fatemi, an Iranian American poet and writer, is a founding member of The Hive Poetry Collective and was formerly a writing instructor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her book of poems, Sister Tongue, (Kent State University Press, 2022) won the 2021 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize selected by Tracy K. Smith. Her poems and lyric essays have recently appeared in Poem-a-Day (Poets.org)Pedestal Magazine, Jung Journal, Catamaran Literary Reader, Crab Orchard Review, Grist Journal, and Tupelo Quarterly and several anthologies, including Essential Voices: Poetry of Iran and its Diaspora and Halal If You Hear Me. More at farnazfatemi.com

Event Location and Ticket Information

Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023
Times: 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Presenter: Hudson Valley Writers Center
Presenter Phone: 914.332.5953
Presenter Website: writerscenter.org