Jump Start Your Engines Poetry Workshop with Jericho Brown


Saturday March 16, 2013  from 2:00-5:00pm

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Scholarships available. Contact Elli Nagai-Rothe: 


Split This Rock / The Institute for Policy Studies 
1112 16th St NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036

Metro: Farragut North

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Elli Nagai-Rothe, Managing Director 

                                      Jericho Brown

Jericho Brown will guide participants in generating new work through a set of unconventional exercises that keep our ears open and our fingers moving. The workshop engenders new ideas about writing, and as there is a profound relationship between reading poetry and writing it, participants will read, discuss, and even recite the work of several poets whose examples might lead us to a further honing of our craft.  

**Poets should bring a single, short poem of their own for one of the exercises if time allows.

Workshop fee: $25. Scholarships available. All participants must register in advance.

Jericho Brown was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and once worked as the speechwriter for the Mayor of New Orleans.  The recipient of the Whiting Writers Award and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University, Brown is an Assistant Professor at Emory University. His poems have appeared in journals and anthologies including, The American Poetry ReviewjubilatOxford AmericanPloughsharesTin House, The Best American Poetry, and 100 Best African American Poems. His first book, PLEASE, won the American Book Award.



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