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22 classes found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 1 p.m.
Blackout Poetry Party
We’re celebrating National Poetry Month with a BLACKOUT POETRY PARTY Thursday April 19, 2018 1:00pm
Countee Cullen LibraryAdults
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Haiku You
Attention poetry fans and writers! Join us as we write haikus about what makes you YOU! You can write about yourselves, your likes, all things that celebrate you. Your poem may be featured on our Teen Zone floor! For ages 13-18
Washington Heights LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 5 p.m.
Blackout Poetry
Create unique poetry using books and magazines. All materials provided
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, April 21
@ 10:30 a.m.
The CRAFT of WAR WRITING
NEW Season – Starts MARCH 10th A VOICES FROM WAR Collaboration SPRING 2018 Free Writing Workshop for Veterans ♦ REGISTRATION OPEN ♦ and the General Public SPRING DATES: MARCH 10, 17 & 24 ▪ APR 7, 14, 21 & 28 ▪ MAY 5, 12 & 19 *NEW TIME: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm * ABOUT the CLASS: Writing starts with reading. With this in mind, The Craft of War Writing focuses on reading war narratives while considering how participants can draft their own stories. Each week, the class reads pub…
Morris Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
Adults
Mon, April 23
@ 4 p.m.
Teens
Poetry Maze
To celebrate National Poetry Month, we'll engage in a series of poetry-based activities every Monday in April! 4/2: Magnetic Poetry - Make DIY magnetic poetry pieces and create your own poems for a poetry display. 4/9: Book Spine Poetry - Build ephemeral poems out of book titles from our teen collection. 4/16: Blackout Poetry - Scribble out words with Sharpies to create blackout poetry. 4/23: Poetry Maze - Find your way through this "maze" by guessing the correct poets and win a prize! 4…
Woodstock LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, April 24
@ 3:30 p.m.
Spoken Word/Poetry Writing
Express yourself through poetry and spoken word! Rhyme, rap, rhythm and more will be discussed. Anyone who wants to share their work will be welcome to do so on Tuesday, April 24 at our own branch Poetry Slam.
West Farms LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, April 24
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Writers
Do you like to write? Come work on your original fiction, poetry, or essays and enjoy some treats.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, April 24
@ 4 p.m.
National Poetry Month: Poetry Workshops for Kids
Celebrate National Poetry Month with the library at Mosholu! Calling all ages of kids, from 4-12, to write poetry with us once a week to celebrate Poetry Month in April. From serious to silly, the topics to write about are endless!!
Mosholu Library, Children's collectionChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, April 24
@ 6 p.m.
Free-Writing Happy Hour: Reading Poetry to Inspire Your Writing
Come join us for an evening of free-form creative writing! No formal writing experience is required, just enthusiasm for writing and an open mind to see where writing takes you. Participants can choose the form(s) in which they wish to write based on open-ended prompts. This is a great forum to experiment with and strengthen your writing. We offer the option, but not the requirement, to share your work in each session. Each month's Free-Writing Happy Hour will feature a theme. In our April se…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 67AAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Wed, April 25
@ 3:30 p.m.
Poetry Wall
Fill up our outdoor chalk wall with your favorite poems (original or quotes).
Francis Martin LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Fri, April 27
@ 2 p.m.
Book Club: A Selection of Rupi Kaur's Poetry
Our April honors National Poetry Month, and will explore the heartbreaking, emotional, poignant, and inspirational poetry of Indian-Canadian poet, Rupi Kaur. Selections will include work from her 2015 debut Milk and Honey & from her 2017 sequel, The Sun and Her Flowers.
Grand Concourse LibraryAdults
Fri, April 27
@ 3:30 p.m.
Blackout Poetry
Create unique poetry using books and magazines. All materials provided
St. George Library CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, April 28
@ 10:30 a.m.
The CRAFT of WAR WRITING
NEW Season – Starts MARCH 10th A VOICES FROM WAR Collaboration SPRING 2018 Free Writing Workshop for Veterans ♦ REGISTRATION OPEN ♦ and the General Public SPRING DATES: MARCH 10, 17 & 24 ▪ APR 7, 14, 21 & 28 ▪ MAY 5, 12 & 19 *NEW TIME: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm * ABOUT the CLASS: Writing starts with reading. With this in mind, The Craft of War Writing focuses on reading war narratives while considering how participants can draft their own stories. Each week, the class reads pub…
Morris Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
Adults
Mon, April 30
@ 3:30 p.m.
Poetry Activity
April is National Poetry Month! Join us for a fun activity creating poems.
South Beach LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 30
@ 4 p.m.
Blackout Poetry
Create unique poetry using books and magazines. All materials provided
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, May 5
@ 10:30 a.m.
The CRAFT of WAR WRITING
NEW Season – Starts MARCH 10th A VOICES FROM WAR Collaboration SPRING 2018 Free Writing Workshop for Veterans ♦ REGISTRATION OPEN ♦ and the General Public SPRING DATES: MARCH 10, 17 & 24 ▪ APR 7, 14, 21 & 28 ▪ MAY 5, 12 & 19 *NEW TIME: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm * ABOUT the CLASS: Writing starts with reading. With this in mind, The Craft of War Writing focuses on reading war narratives while considering how participants can draft their own stories. Each week, the class reads pub…
Morris Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
Adults
Sat, May 12
@ 10:30 a.m.
The CRAFT of WAR WRITING
NEW Season – Starts MARCH 10th A VOICES FROM WAR Collaboration SPRING 2018 Free Writing Workshop for Veterans ♦ REGISTRATION OPEN ♦ and the General Public SPRING DATES: MARCH 10, 17 & 24 ▪ APR 7, 14, 21 & 28 ▪ MAY 5, 12 & 19 *NEW TIME: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm * ABOUT the CLASS: Writing starts with reading. With this in mind, The Craft of War Writing focuses on reading war narratives while considering how participants can draft their own stories. Each week, the class reads pub…
Morris Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
Adults
Sat, May 12
@ 12 noon
Exploring Literary Devices: Point-of-view
Exploring Literary Devices: Point –of –View This two -part workshop geared for the novice writer will explore the two primary point-of-view in creative literature: first person and third person. The first workshop will review definition and examples through the use of visual aid charts and writing samples from participants and the instructor. Participants should bring a sample of one of the devises used in their writings to the first workshop session. At the end of the class participants wil…
Bronx Library CenterAdults
Wed, May 16
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Creative Writing Club
Are you interested in poetry, short stories, plays, spoken word, and other forms of creative writing? Do you want to activate the creative part of your brain and get feedback that will help your words to grow? Join us for a monthly workshop in which you’ll write, share, and discuss different kinds of creative writing. All materials will be provided. For ages 12-18. Note: This club is limited to 12 participants. No experience is necessary, but we ARE exclusive!
Kingsbridge LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, May 16
@ 6 p.m.
Creative Approaches to Revision
Revision is not only an essential aspect of the writing process, it is an art form onto itself. In this workshop, we'll explore creative revision techniques that are effective, flexible, and inspirational. RSVP at bronxarts.org Amy Gottlieb’s debut novel The Beautiful Possible was a finalist for a 2016 National Jewish Book Award and Edward Lewis Wallant Award. Her fiction and poetry have been published in Other Voices, Lilith, Puerto del Sol, On Being, Zeek, Storyscape, The Bloomsbury Antholog…
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, May 17
@ 4 p.m.
Poetic Decathalon!
An exciting workshop where participants will be able to strengthen their poetic muscle by exploring 10 ways to make poetry pop! Participants will explore devices such as voice, imagery, sensory detail, and intentional editing and gain exposure to published works by prolific poets. For ages 13 -18 years old. Presented by Community Word Project
Richmondtown LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, May 19
@ 10:30 a.m.
The CRAFT of WAR WRITING
NEW Season – Starts MARCH 10th A VOICES FROM WAR Collaboration SPRING 2018 Free Writing Workshop for Veterans ♦ REGISTRATION OPEN ♦ and the General Public SPRING DATES: MARCH 10, 17 & 24 ▪ APR 7, 14, 21 & 28 ▪ MAY 5, 12 & 19 *NEW TIME: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm * ABOUT the CLASS: Writing starts with reading. With this in mind, The Craft of War Writing focuses on reading war narratives while considering how participants can draft their own stories. Each week, the class reads pub…
Morris Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
Adults