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Pushing the Metaphor with Suzanne Parker (an in person workshop)
June 11 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm$124.00
This craft talk, generative writing class, and workshop will focus on new ways to develop metaphor in your poetry. Join us in person as we meet at HVWC to discuss poetry in our beloved great room in the Philipse Manor Train Station, less than one hour on from NYC on Metro North. Class is capped at 9 people. Must show be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination to participate. All local and state covid protocols will be followed. HVAC system has been updated.
Please see course policies before registering for any HVWC class. Scholarship information will be available for this class in April and is due on May 15th. Please see our Scholarship page for information.
Suzanne Parker is a poet, non-fiction writer, editor, and writing teacher/coach. Her chapbook, Feed, was a winner of the Sunken Gardens Poetry Chapbook Award and was published in summer 2016 by Tupelo Press. Her poetry collection, Viral, was a winner of the Kinereth Gensler Book Award and was published by Alice James Books in September 2013. A sequence of poems from the book was published in Hunger Mountain and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Viral was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in Poetry and was also included on the American Library Association’s Rainbow List of recommended books of 2013. Parker’s poetry has appeared in Drunken Boat, Hunger Mountain, Barrow Street, Cimarron Review, Rattapallax, and numerous other journals, and she is a winner of the Alice M. Sellars Award from the Academy of American Poets and was a Poetry Fellow at the Prague Summer Seminars.
Suzanne’s creative non-fiction is published in the travel anthology Something to Declare: Good Lesbian Travel Writing by the Univ. of Wisconsin Press. Suzanne serves on the editorial board of Alice James Books. She directs the creative writing program at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, NJ, and is a part of the MFA faculty at Manhattanville College in NY.
About Viral, Suzanne has said: “The book focuses on homophobia, technology, and bullying as realized through the tragedy of the suicide of Tyler Clementi, the gay Rutger’s University student who took his own life after having his privacy violated by his roommate. I very much want this book to start conversations and reach an audience that needs to know they are not alone. I’ve traveled across the US to give readings from and discuss the book in colleges, community centers, high schools, and more, as well as visited with book clubs and given radio and tv interviews in the hope that it will reach those in need. I want this book to be much more than a collection of poetry. Many have spoken with me about how it has reflected their own or their child’s or friend’s experiences of otherness and bullying. I hope that the book helps to let people start to talk and share and support one another in their experiences.”