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Workshop for High School Students with Leah Umansky via Zoom

July 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The truth is that all artists steal. Students will steal their inspiration from many sources to create poems of their owns. These sources could be a newspaper, a favorite book, a television show or movie, or even dialogue overheard on a walk or at a store. You never know when inspiration will strike you and that is part of the excitement of poetry. Poetry is fun, though many might not tell you that. Our poetry assignments will range from free-verse assignments, to possible formal assignments, but always the trick is going wherever your assignment takes you to write the poem you want to write. This workshop will take place on zoom and weekly prompts and short reading materials will be provided for you. Each week, for four weeks, students will workshop their poems on screen and, together, we will form a small writing community that uplifts each other’s voices and moreover, have fun with poetry! Anyone interested in writing poetry, including prose poems and flash fiction. All levels of experience are welcome.
This is a 4week class, taking place on Zoom. The Zoom link will be emailed at the time of registration (please check spam / promotions folder) and again on the day of class. Please write to [email protected] with questions. Class will take place on July 12, 19, 26 and August 2 from 5-7pm EST.
Leah Umansky teaches high school and middle school in New York City and is the author of two full-length collections, The Barbarous Century, and Domestic Uncertainties. She earned her MFA in Poetry at Sarah Lawrence College and has curated and hosted The COUPLET Reading Series in NYC since 2011. Her poetry and prose have appeared or are forthcoming in The New York Times, The Bennington Review, POETRY, The Academy of American Poets’ Poem-A-Day,  Rhino, and Pleiades. She is the advisor of her school’s literary magazine. She can be found at www.leahumansky.com or @leah.umansky on IG.


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July 12
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Hudson Valley Writers Center
Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States