Attention Queens writers—both experienced and new-to-writing: free creative writing classes taught by the best writers in Queens!
Newtown Literary Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting prose and poetry in Queens, in partnership with Queens Library and City Council Members Daniel Dromm and Elizabeth Crowley, is offering free creative writing classes.
The next class will be led by Sokunthary Svay on Saturday, January 6th from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Queens Library in Maspeth at 69-70 Grand Ave:
Imagined or real, voices are everywhere around us. How do we imagine them on paper in poetry?
By looking at poetry that explores different personas, including poems from Neil Aitken, Peter Covino, Agha Shahid Ali, and Gwendolyn Brooks, we will experiment in writing in voices other than our own, whether a family member, a historical figure, or an alternate self. Come ready to read, listen, and write.
Sokunthary Svay is poetry editor for Newtown Literary, teaches at City College of New York in Harlem, and is the author of Apsara in New York.
One student in each class will be randomly selected to receive a copy of the instructor’s latest book!
For more information, please visit newtownliterary.org/writingclasses.