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Is Grief a Bridge: Writing Lyrical Prose with Rosebud Ben-Oni via Zoom

April 24 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Free

How is Grief a period of prolonged waiting, consuming you, more verb than noun? How can you make Grief a bridge to another side, exploring where you are in it, rather than just trying to write yourself out of it? In this workshop we will excavate, process and draw out unprocessed experiences, memories and the emotions tied within then in order to, according to author Naja Marie Aidt, “create meaning from the meaningless of Grief.” We will also read work from contemporary authors like Gabby Bellot, Matthew Salesses and Carmen Maria Machado.

This class will be held on Zoom. Login instructions will arrive via email as soon as you register to whatever email address you use to register. Please check your spam or promotions folder and save the zoom link. Please email [email protected] with any questions.
Please note: The Altman Persons of Color Scholarships are free and given on a first come, first served basis. Please notify us right away if your plans change and you cannot attend the class. We will then reopen the slot so another student may register. Thank you in advance for this consideration. NB: Please do not register for more than one scholarship class per month. Thank you.

Rosebud Ben-Oni is the winner of 2019 Alice James Award for If This Is the Age We End Discovery (2021), and the author of turn around, BRXGHT XYXS (Get Fresh Books, 2019). Her chapbook 20 Atomic Sonnets, which appears in Black Warrior Review (2020), is part of a larger future project called The Atomic Sonnets, which she began in 2019, in honor of the Periodic Table’s 150th Birthday. She is a recipient of the 2014 NYFA Fellowship in Poetry and a 2013 CantoMundo Fellow. Her work appears in POETRY, The American Poetry Review, Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day, Poetry Society of America (PSA), The Poetry Review (UK), Tin House, Guernica, Black Warrior Review, TriQuarterly, Prairie Schooner, Electric Literature, Hayden’s Ferry Review, among others. In 2017, her poem “Poet Wrestling with Angels in the Dark” was commissioned by the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in NYC and published by The Kenyon Review Online. Recently, her poem “Dancing with Kiko on the Moon” was featured in Tracy K. Smith’s The Slowdown. She writes for The Kenyon Review blog.

(Please note that this event is rescheduled from its original March 27 date.)

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Date:
April 24
Time:
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.writerscenter.org/calendar/benoni/

Venue

Hudson Valley Writers Center
Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
Phone:
914.332.5953
Website:
www.writerscenter.org

Organizer

HVWC
Phone:
914.332.5953
Email:
ask@writerscenter.org
Website:
www.writerscenter.org