Craysians 101: A Poetry Workshop for Weirdos
Sally Wen Mao
Craysians 101: A Poetry Workshop for Weirdos

Four evening sessions, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. :
Wednesday, May 27
Thursday, May 28
Tuesday, June 2
Wednesday, June 3

Fees & Payment Options:
Full: $180 (discount beginning 5-26)
Full payment due before first class

Deposit: $85
Deposit due by first class. Remainder due by Tuesday, June 2

Outsiders, rebels, and weirdos, be aware: there’s a poetry workshop for you. In this workshop, we will investigate escapism and alternative universes in the context of poets and artists. We will generate and workshop poems inspired by our forays into pop culture, film, literature, and contemporary art, as well as respond to our favorite nerdy topics in a radical new ekphrasis. Don’t be afraid to reveal your inner Craysian in this poetry workshop designed to shake loose your nerdy, alternative, kooky side — we will work on taking risks, and helping each other take risks as well! 

Sally Wen Mao is the author of Mad Honey Symposium (Alice James Books, 2014), the winner of the 2012 Kinereth Gensler Award. Her work has been anthologized in The Best American Poetry 2013 and is forthcoming or published in Poetry, Black Warrior Review, Guernica, jubilat, The Missouri Review, and Washington Square, among others. A Kundiman fellow, she holds an M.F.A. from Cornell University, where she was a lecturer in creative writing and composition. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY and teaches in the Asian American Studies department at Hunter College. 

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Craysians 101: A Poetry Workshop for Weirdos

Sally Wen Mao
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
12:00 AM
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
112 West 27th Street, 6FL
New York NY 10001
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