Boston Immigrant Writers Salon and FEMS Tournament are THRILLED to invite you to an evening of celebrating femme, immigrant, and diaspora voices! Join us for a Poetry Workshop, followed by an Open Mic, and finally a performance by our Feature Artist and Workshop Leader Danielle Legros Georges, Boston’s former Poet Laureate. And don’t forget to stop by our Merch Table to support local artists and writers! We can’t wait to see you there!
WORKSHOP DETAILS: THE ART OF CARIBBEAN POETS
This workshop will focus on the work of selected Caribbean poets writing today. We’ll examine how these writers have addressed colonial legacies and revised imperialist texts, engaged in creolization, examined notions of diaspora and the Americas, and articulated national and Caribbean spaces and subjectivities. Their poems will serve as models for the writing we might engage in ourselves.
WORKSHOP LEADER: DANIELLE LEGROS GEORGES
Danielle Legros Georges is a poet, educator, and translator. She is a professor of creative of writing, and the director of Lesley University’s MFA Program in Creative Writing. Appointed Boston’s second Poet Laureate in 2015, her work has included collaborations with literary and visual artists, museums and galleries. Her honors include fellowships from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Boston Foundation, the Black Metropolis Research Consortium, and commissions from the Trustees of Reservations and the Boston Public Library. She is the author of two books of poems, The Dear Remote Nearness of You and Maroon; the chapbook Letters from Congo; and is the editor of City of Notions: An Anthology of Contemporary Boston Poems. Find her at: http://daniellelegrosgeorges.com/
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