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Poetry Lab Presented by Poets Reading the News

Friday April 27, 2018 6:00 pm

Where

Inprint House
1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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Presented by Poets Reading the News, in collaboration with Inprint

Cost: $38 + service fee, to register click here. Please note that this is a three hour workshop. 

Are you just reading the news, or are you engaging with it? Join the creators of the world’s only newspaper written by poets, Poets Reading the News, in a poetry lab at Inprint that combines performance, discussion, and writing exercises to explore the power of poetry to process and understand current events.

At no other time has poetry been so vital to American life. As poets respond to the headlines, poetry is experiencing a renaissance. Poets are shaping important national conversations, from gun violence to natural disasters, racism to sexual assault, by reporting first-hand and in verse. It is in conversation with these emergent issues that poetry is now achieving its greatest cultural influence in recent history. A new kind of writer has been born: the poet-journalist, a writer that interacts with headlines and transcends them.

Poets Reading the News founders Elle Aviv Newton and Jenna Spagnolo will share strategies that welcome writers into the act of documenting and witnessing rapidly-shifting political and cultural landscapes through the art of poetry. Participants at this poetry lab will have the opportunity to share their writing and should be prepared to get creative and inspired!

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