Series Theme: The Forest of Bricks: What We Call Home

In celebration of National Poetry Month, join us for a special Newark-focused, virtual reading and workshop series. Each workshop will culminate with a 30-minute reading and Q&A by a celebrated local poet. Scheduled guest poets include: queer socialist feminist Luso-American multimedia poet artist Marina Carreira, founder/CEO EvoluCulture and local Evolution Dopen Mic series and performer/producer Sean Battle, Boricua multidisciplinary artist/educator and author of Every First and Fifteenth (winner of Digging Press 2020 Chapbook Award) Dimitri Reyes, and Elder High Priestess/poet/educator/activist and ordained Interfaith Minister serving on Newark Mayor Ras Baraka’s Interfaith Clergy Council, Queen Mother Imakhu. The series was curated and will be hosted by by Dimitri Reyes, Newark poet, and Rutgers-Newark MFA Graduate and the workshops are designed and led by Rutgers-Newark MFA candidate, Attorious Augustin. Registration is FREE. The program is open to students 18+ and adults of all ages.

Our faculty of poets from the Rutgers-Newark MFA Creative Writing Program look forward to seeing you in one or more of the 4 available workshops! No experience is necessary.

All Workshops are held at 6PM EST
Hosted by Dimitri Reyes

April 6: Featuring guest reader Marina Carreira
Instructors: Atorrious Augustin and Shannon Pulusan

April 13: Featuring guest reader Sean Battle
Instructors: Atorrious Augustin and Rachel Han

April 20: Featuring guest reader Dimitri Reyes
Instructors: Shannon Pulusan and Rachel Han

April 27: Featuring guest reader Queen Mother Imakhu
Instructors: Attorious Augustin and Shannon Pulusan

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