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14 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 10 AM
Poetry Programming
Celebrate National Poetry Month with NYPL and Poetry Society of New York This April, join us for writing workshops across the three boroughs, uplifting poetry of all types; free verse, form, and everything in between! Finding Freedom in Spoken Word: Writing Workshop with Poet Jasmine "JRose" Rosario Participants will join a workshop that is centered around the empowerment of writing a spoken word poem. Poet in Residence Dates: April 10: 10 AM - 3PM April 17: 10 AM - 3PM April 22: 12 PM…
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
Thu, April 18
@ 6 PM
Poetry Programming
Celebrate National Poetry Month with NYPL and Poetry Society of New York This April, join us for writing workshops across the three boroughs, uplifting poetry of all types; free verse, form, and everything in between! [Era]Sure Poetry: On Additive Subtraction, Writing Workshop with Bazeed In this generative workshop, we will consider the role of the archive in erasure poetry, and its capacity to clap back at its elisions and fictions. What makes a successful erasure poem? What is the relation…
Seward Park LibraryAdults
Sat, April 20
@ 12 PM
Poetry Programming
Celebrate National Poetry Month with NYPL and Poetry Society of New York This April, join us for writing workshops across the three boroughs, uplifting poetry of all types; free verse, form, and everything in between! How to Change Your Life: Poetry Society of New York Poet Venus Solomon in Residence Through a careful analysis of art from Rodin, Rilke, Oliver, and Butler, we will learn how to change our lives. The poets have been having a secret conversation throughout the millennia — would y…
St. George Library CenterAdults
Sat, April 20
@ 1 PM
Poetry Programming
Celebrate National Poetry Month with NYPL and Poetry Society of New York This April, join us for writing workshops across the three boroughs, uplifting poetry of all types; free verse, form, and everything in between! The Poetics of Daily Speech: Writing Workshop with Kayla Schwab We’ve all felt the compulsion to whip out the thesaurus to give a piece of writing more “oomf,” whether it’s a poem or a job application. What is it that drives us to use words in our writing that we would never use…
South Beach LibraryAdults
Sat, April 20
@ 2 PM
Poetry Programming
Celebrate National Poetry Month with NYPL and Poetry Society of New York This April, join us for writing workshops across the three boroughs, uplifting poetry of all types; free verse, form, and everything in between! Verses of Seasons: Writing Workshop with Amatan Noor In this workshop, participants will review poems that weave together one's life using the perspective of the changing of seasons. This workshop is in-person. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR Amatan Noor Amatan Noor is a Bang…
Woodstock LibraryAdults
Sat, April 20
@ 2:30 PM
Poetry Programming
Celebrate National Poetry Month with NYPL and Poetry Society of New York This April, join us for writing workshops across the three boroughs, uplifting poetry of all types; free verse, form, and everything in between! Dancing Fruit and Singing Flowers, Animating the Still Life Poem: Writing Workshop with Stine An This workshop explores animating the inanimate through still life poems that are, well, not very still. Participants are invited to create poems based on a fruit, flower, or objects…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Sat, April 20
@ 3 PM
Poetry Programming
Celebrate National Poetry Month with NYPL and Poetry Society of New York This April, join us for writing workshops across the three boroughs, uplifting poetry of all types; free verse, form, and everything in between! How to Change Your Life: Writing Workshop with Poet Venus Solomon in Residence Through a careful analysis of art from Rodin, Rilke, Oliver, and Butler, we will learn how to change our lives. The poets have been having a secret conversation throughout the millennia — would you li…
St. George Library CenterAdults
Mon, April 22
@ 12 PM
Poetry Programming
Celebrate National Poetry Month with NYPL and Poetry Society of New York This April, join us for writing workshops across the three boroughs, uplifting poetry of all types; free verse, form, and everything in between! Finding Freedom in Spoken Word: Writing Workshop with Poet Jasmine "JRose" Rosario Participants will join a workshop that is centered around the empowerment of writing a spoken word poem. Poet in Residence Dates: April 10: 10 AM - 3PM April 17: 10 AM - 3PM April 22: 12 PM…
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
Tue, April 23
@ 12 PM
Poetry Programming
Celebrate National Poetry Month with NYPL and Poetry Society of New York This April, join us for writing workshops across the three boroughs, uplifting poetry of all types; free verse, form, and everything in between! Confessionalist Poetry: Writing Workshop with Ahmed Elguindi Participants will dive into various poets of the confessionalism era from the 1950s-1970s, as well understanding a handful of poetic forms; sestina, sonnet, villanelle. Poet in Residence Dates: April 2, 9, 16, 23, 12…
Mulberry Street LibraryAdults
Thu, April 25
@ 12 PM
Poetry Programming
Celebrate National Poetry Month with NYPL and Poetry Society of New York This April, join us for writing workshops across the three boroughs, uplifting poetry of all types; free verse, form, and everything in between! Finding Freedom in Spoken Word: Writing Workshop with Poet Jasmine "JRose" Rosario Participants will join a workshop that is centered around the empowerment of writing a spoken word poem. Poet in Residence Dates: April 10: 10 AM - 3PM April 17: 10 AM - 3PM April 22: 12 PM…
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
Thu, April 25
@ 3:30 PM
Poetry Programming
Celebrate National Poetry Month with NYPL and Poetry Society of New York This April, join us for writing workshops across the three boroughs, uplifting poetry of all types; free verse, form, and everything in between! Finding Freedom in Spoken Word: Writing Workshop with Poet Jasmine "JRose" Rosario A workshop centered around the empowerment of writing a spoken word poem. Workshop: April 25 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR Jasmine Rosario Jasmine Rosario, better known as…
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
Thu, April 25
@ 3:30 PM
Poetry Programming
Celebrate National Poetry Month with NYPL and Poetry Society of New York This April, join us for writing workshops across the three boroughs, uplifting poetry of all types; free verse, form, and everything in between! Finding Freedom in Spoken Word: Writing Workshop with Poet Jasmine "JRose" Rosario Participants will join a workshop that is centered around the empowerment of writing a spoken word poem. Workshop: April 25, 3:30 PM - 5 PM ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR Jasmine Rosario Jasmi…
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
Fri, April 26
@ 12 PM
Poetry Programming
Celebrate National Poetry Month with NYPL and Poetry Society of New York This April, join us for writing workshops across the three boroughs, uplifting poetry of all types; free verse, form, and everything in between! How to Change Your Life: Poetry Society of New York Poet Venus Solomon in Residence Through a careful analysis of art from Rodin, Rilke, Oliver, and Butler, we will learn how to change our lives. The poets have been having a secret conversation throughout the millennia — would y…
St. George Library CenterAdults
Wed, May 15
@ 6 PM
An evening of poetry, performance and music. Host: Eve Packer. Austin Alexis is the author of the full-length poetry collection Privacy Issues, which received the 20th Annual Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award. He is also the author of two chapbooks published by Poets Wear Prada. His work has appeared in Barrow Street, Hawaii Pacific Review, The Journal, The Pedestal Magazine, Crosswinds Poetry Journal, Westchester Review, Paterson Literary Review and other journals and anthologies. He has rec…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults