Writer Jennifer Clement hosts a one-day poetry workshop during her residency at City of Asylum. Poetry Workshop: It Is A Delicious Thing To Write, is based on Gustave Flaubert’s sense of possibility as a writer. Participants will do in-class exercises, read each other’s work, and respond. The workshop will emphasize essential skills but also delve into more mysterious areas of writing, which include the exploration of metaphor and simile, persona, the senses and synesthesia, dialogue, etymology and music.
Jennifer Clement is author of the memoir Widow Basquiat and the novels: A True Story Based on Lies, The Poison That Fascinates and Prayers for the Stolen, a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice Book and recipient of an NEA Fellowship for Literature and the Sara Curry Humanitarian Award. Prayers for the Stolen is the first selection of National Reading Group Month’s 2014 Great Group Reads. Her work has been translated into twenty-three languages.
The workshop will be held on Thursday, February 12 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at City of Asylum, located at 330 Sampsonia Way. Participants must be 18 or older. For more information about the workshop, visit the Poetry Workshop event page. To reserve your spot, email Julia Cahill, or call 412-323-0278. The workshop is free, but space is limited, so be sure to reserve your seat soon.