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A Neurodiverse Poetry Workshop with Lily Akerman (via Zoom)
September 10 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm$124.00
The workshop will be oriented toward neurodiverse writers. Anyone is welcome, including (but not limited to) non-speaking typers and anyone who spells to communicate. Speaking participants should be prepared to slow down sometimes and move at the pace of the non-speaking participants. Wherever possible, I will accommodate the students’ individual needs.
Lily Akerman is a writer and teacher. She has taught and assistant taught at SUNY Purchase and Hunter College. Her plays have appeared at 59E59, in the Dublin Fringe Festival, Cork Midsummer Festival, Dixon Place, and on the Playing-On-Air Podcast. She has written several opera libretti, two of which have been nominated for Best Opera by the Irish Times. Her play Hedgehog Years was a winner of Playing-On-Air’s 2018 James Stevenson Prize. Her play Hippo was a Finalist for the Leah Ryan Prize, and it won the Rita Goldberg Play Award at Hunter College. She is the recipient of commissions from the Hearth, the Irish Arts Council, and Cork Opera House. She was a Fulbright Awardee to Ireland, as a librettist. Her aphorisms have been published in two aphorism anthologies: Short Flights, and Short Circuits (Schaffner Press). Lily received her AB with honors in Comparative Literature, with Certificates in Theatre and Creative Writing, from Princeton University. She received her MFA in Playwriting from Hunter College, where she studied under Annie Baker and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins.