Artists With Attitude
Dec
1
2:30 PM14:30

Artists With Attitude

  • 308 Bowery New York, NY, 10012 United States (map)
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Hey Writers!

For our third meeting, we will take inspiration from ashcan art and create a landscape of New York City! We will sketch using charcoal pencils, then cut and glue different words and pictures from magazines to create a collage. Underneath, we will write our poem from last session. It is the perfect blend of art and poetry to gift someone for the holidays, or to hang on your wall as decor. All supplies will be provided for!

Assignment due this session:

  • Bring your poem on a place you are familiar with in NY

  • Bring 1-2 magazines to cut for the collage, or have pieces cut out in an envelope that relates to NYC and your poem

  • New members must have the poem written before attending the meeting

This meeting will be hosted by Stacey Zerilli

SCHEDULE:

2:30-3:00: Share poems

3:00-3:20: Share observations on poems

3:20-3:30: 10 min. break

3:30-5:00: Begin sketching/collaging and end by 5

This meeting is free, and only requires a reservation. Please arrive 5-10 minutes earlier since we begin promptly.

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James Baldwin's NY
Jan
5
2:30 PM14:30

James Baldwin's NY

Hey Writers!

I want to wish you all a Happy New Year!

For our next meeting, we will discuss another NYC native, James Baldwin! For the first part of our meeting, we will map out Baldwin’s travels throughout New York, highlighting how he worked the politics and culture of neighborhoods into his work and why that is important. We will discuss his essay, “Fifth Avenue, Uptown” found here: https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a3638/fifth-avenue-uptown/. Then for the second half, we will write an essay on an issue that disproportionally effects a marginalized community in NYC. For example: Fare Evasion

This meeting will be hosted by Christina Santi

SCHEDULE:

2:30-3:30: Discuss Baldwin’s travels

3:30-3:40: 10 min. break

3:40-4:00: Write an essay on an issue that disproportionally effects a marginalized community in NYC

4:00-5:00: Share finalized essay

This meeting is free, and only requires a reservation. Please arrive 5-10 minutes earlier since we begin promptly.

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New York Poets Pt. II
Nov
10
2:30 PM14:30

New York Poets Pt. II

Hey Writers!

For our second meeting, we will analyze a prominent figure during the Harlem Renaissance, Harlem’s very own, Langston Hughes! For the first part of our meeting, we’ll read and share our thoughts on Hughes’ poems, “Second Generation New York” and “Dream Deferred,” then for the second half, we will write a short poem using New York imagery and literary devices. Both poems can be found here:

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/46548/harlem

http://www.unz.com/print/CommonGround-1949q1-00047

Assignment due this session: Write a personal essay/poem about a vivid memory you have in New York

SCHEDULE:

2:30-3:00: Read and analyze poems

3:00-3:20: Share thoughts

3:20-3:30: 10 min. break

3:30-4:00: Write a short poem on a place you are familiar with in New York using imagery and other literary devices

4:00-5:00: Share finalized personal essay/poem

This meeting is free, and only requires a reservation. Please arrive 5-10 minutes earlier since we begin promptly.

THIS MEETING IS OFFICIALLY SOLD OUT!

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New York Poets Pt. 1
Oct
13
2:30 PM14:30

New York Poets Pt. 1

Hey Writers!

For our first official meeting, we will analyze two renowned New York poets, Walt Whitman and Allen Ginsberg! For the first part of our meeting, we’ll describe life in New York, listing distinct qualities from the sound to its people. Then, we will read and share our thoughts on Walt Whitman’s poem, “Manhatta” and Allen Ginsberg’s poem, “My Sad Self.” Both poems can be found here: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/49307/my-sad-self

https://poets.org/poem/mannahatta

2:30-3:00: Read and analyze poems

3:00-3:30: Share thoughts

3:30-3:40: 10 min. break

3:40-4:00: Write a personal essay about a vivid memory you have in New York

4:00-5:00: Share work

THIS MEETING IS OFFICIALLY SOLD OUT!

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Meet & Greet
Sep
22
1:00 PM13:00

Meet & Greet

Hey Writers,

To start off the literary year, we are going to have a meet and greet at the Brooklyn Book Festival! We will spend our time browsing books, meeting emerging authors while connecting with writers who are in the Writers With Attitude workshop. This is a great opportunity to learn more about our collective and get your questions answered about the workshop.

This event is free, and only requires a reservation.

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