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Office Hours Poetry Workshop Craft Class with Aldrin Valdez

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Event:
Office Hours Poetry Workshop Craft Class with Aldrin Valdez
Start:
October 27, 2018 11:00 AM
End:
October 27, 2018 2:30 PM
Organizer:
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
Phone:
646-358-1730
contact@bgsqd.com
Updated:
October 8, 2018
Venue:
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
Phone:
646-358-1730
Address:
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208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
AldrinValdez_OfficeHours

 

Office Hours Poetry Workshop presents: a FREE craft class and reading with author Aldrin Valdez.

The craft class takes place from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

A public reading (free and open to all) with Aldrin and members of the Office Hours Workshop will follow from 1:30 PM-2:30 PM.

Spaces for the craft class are limited to 15 persons so please RSVP in advance to sarahmariesala@gmail.com.

Please bring a notebook and pen/pencil in addition to your technological device in case of cross-genre prompts.

 

Office Hours Poetry Workshop provides post-MFA poets access to continued support for manuscript-development and everyday writing. The workshop culminates in a public reading each fall and spring to showcase sizzling new work. We welcome all poets, especially people of color, LGBTQ+, and those who are woman-identified. Our name derives from our side hustle. Many of us are freelance, adjunct instructors, who continue to thrive in the margins of academia.

 

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ALDRIN VALDEZ is a Pinoy writer and visual artist whose debut poetry collection ESL or You Weren’t Here (Nightboat Books) is available October 2018. They grew up in Manila and Long Island and currently live in Brooklyn. Aldrin has been awarded fellowships from Queer/Art/Mentorship and Poets House. Their poetry & visual art appear in The Felt, Femmescapes, Nat Brut, Poor Claudia, and The Recluse. Aldrin has also presented work at Dixon Place, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Poetry Project. Collaborating with writer & organizer Ted Kerr, Aldrin co-organized Foundational Sharing (2011-2015), a salon series of readings, performances, & visual art. Most recently, they’ve co-curated two seasons of the Segue Reading Series with fellow poet Joël Díaz.

 

 

 

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