Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Apps Due for FREE Jenny McKean Moore Poetry Workshop...Program to be Suspended in Fall 2018

Here’s information about the upcoming FREE Jenny McKean Moore workshop at GW University…there is no website, so this is all the information you’ll need. 

Unfortunately, I received this notice along with a memo noting that the program is going to be suspended after spring 2018 due to financial considerations. Though the letter feels slightly hopeful that the suspension won’t be permanent, I’m still sad. This program was a wonderful addition to our DMV literary community.

The George Washington University
Jenny McKean Moore Free Community Workshop
Spring 2018 – Poetry Workshop

Led by Sally Wen Mao

Wednesdays, 7:00 – 9:00 P.M.
24 January – 25 April 2018

Come take part in a semester-long poetry workshop! To apply, you do not need academic qualifications or publications. The class will include some readings of published writings (primarily memoir and the personal essay), but will mainly be a roundtable critique of work submitted by class members. There are no fees to participate in the class, but you will be responsible for making enough copies of your stories for all fifteen participants. Students at Consortium schools (including GWU) are not eligible.

To apply, please submit a brief letter of interest and a sample of your poetry: 3-5 poems, 12 pt type, no more than 7 pages in length. Include your name, address, home and work telephone numbers, and email address for notification. Application materials will not be returned but will be recycled once the selection process is completed. Applications must be received at the following address by Tuesday, 9 January 2018:

JMM Poetry Workshop
Department of English
The George Washington University
801 22nd Street, NW (Phillips 643)
Washington, DC 20052

All applicants will be notified by email of the outcome of their submissions no later than Saturday, 20 January 2018.

Sally Wen Mao is the 2017-2018 Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in-Washington at The George Washington University. She is the author of Mad Honey Symposium (Alice James Books, 2014) and the forthcoming Oculus (Graywolf Press, 2019). Her work has been published in The Best American Poetry 2013, A Public Space, Poetry, Tin House, Missouri Review, and others. She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and fellowships from the Cullman Center for Writers and Scholars at the New York Public Library, Hedgebrook, Kundiman, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, and others. 


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