Welcome Poets! Join us for an evening of poetry and discussion on Thursday evening, Dec 12th at 6:30pm. Looking for a chance to start some new poems along with other writers in an interactive, upbeat environment? Join Lynn Levin and Valerie Fox for a writing workshop using classroom and workshop-tested prompts from their new book, Poems for the Writing: Prompts for Poets (2nd edition).
NewPages says, "Authors Valerie Fox and Lynn Levin provide 18 entertaining and motivating prompts that range from the light-hearted to the serious and challenging. This is an excellent book for poets and for teachers of poetry."
Lynn Levin is a poet and writer. Levin has published fiction in Cleaver, Elm Leaves Journal, and JewishFiction.net (forthcoming). Her essays have appeared in Southwest Review and Michigan Quarterly Review. Her poems have appeared in Boulevard, Rattle, and Artful Dodge. Her website is www.lynnlevinpoet.com. She teaches at Drexel University.
Valerie Fox has published recently in Juked, Across the Margin, Cleaver, Ellipsis Zine, The A3 Review, Philadelphia Stories, and other journals. A story based on a work by Emily Carr is included in The Group of Seven Reimagined, edited by Karen Schauber. She published The Real Sky, an artist-book collaboration with visual artist Jacklynn Niemiec. She teaches at Drexel University.
The first half of the monthly meeting is devoted to a reading by a featured poet from the group or by a published poet. The second half hour allows open mike time for group members to share a few poems they've written, or they may choose to read poems written by their favorite poets. In the future, we may include poetry workshops to the group's activities. If you are interested in sharing a collection of poems, please email Lynn at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The meeting will be facilitated by Lynn Fanok, who has written a collection of poems about her experiences as a survivor’s daughter examining her family, memory, and history. Her poetry has appeared in Burnt Bridge and other journals. Lynn holds degrees in English from The Pennsylvania State University and Arcadia University. You'll find some of her poetry at lynnfanok.weebly.com.
All are invited and welcome to join us!
When: 2nd Thursday of each month
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm