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Office Hours Fall 2021 Showcase Reading (online event)

December 17, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Office Hours Poetry Workshop Fall 2021 fellows will give a brief reading in celebration of another strong semester of poetry making, community building, and thriving in difficult creative times. Fellows will read the innovative poetry they’ve developed over the course of four workshop sessions, write ins, and a virtual book club.

About us: Office Hours is a community-based writing workshop for poets who show a demonstrated commitment to writing. We provide continued support for manuscript-development and everyday writing. We welcome all poets, especially people of color, LGBTQ+, and those who are femme-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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Laura Cresté is the author of You Should Feel Bad, winner of a 2019 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship. She holds an MFA from New York University, and is currently a 2021-2022 writing fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Yale Review’s Poem of the Week series, Bennington Review, Poetry Northwest, and No Tokens.


J. Freeborn is a teacher and the anthology books managing editor at The Poetry Society of New York. They have recent work in Dream Pop, Occulum, Impossible Task, and elsewhere


James Fujinami Moore‘s debut collection is Indecent Hours (Four Way Books, 2022). His work has appeared in Barrow Street’s 4×2, The Brooklyn Rail, Guesthouse, The Margins, the Pacifica Literary Review, and Prelude. He has received support from Poets House, Bread Loaf, and the Frost Place, and received his MFA from Hunter College in 2016. He lives in Los Angeles.


Linda Harris Dolan is a Brooklyn-based poet, editor, and educator. As a teaching artist at NYU Langone’s Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital, she leads one-on-one writing sessions with pediatric patients. She holds an MFA in Poetry from NYU, where she was a Starworks Creative Writing Fellow, and an MA in English & American Literature from NYU. She is the recipient of fellowships for Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the Ruth Stone House Next Galaxy Retreat. Her work is featured in Bellevue Literary Review, Pigeon Pages, Barrow Street, Brooklyn Review, Cordella, and No, Dear, among others. She can be found online at


Carrie Hohmann Campbell lives in Northwestern Pennsylvania where she teaches writing at Edinboro University, writes poetry, raises chickens, bakes incessantly, and enjoys life with her husband, son, and pets. She earned her BA in English and Creative Writing from Allegheny College and her MFA in poetry from New York University. Her second chapbook Drawn to Extinction was published by Finishing Line Press in May 2018.


Megan Pinto is a writer living in Brooklyn. Her poems can be found or are forthcoming in Ploughshares, Lit Hub, Plume, RHINO, and elsewhere. In 2019, Megan attended Bread Loaf as a Work-Study Scholar and the Port Townsend Writers’ Conference as the Bill Ransom Founders Scholar. She received a 2019 Amy Award from Poets & Writers, a 2020 Emerging Woman Poet Honor from Small Orange, and a 2021 Voices of Color Fellowship from the Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing. Megan’s chapbook length manuscript “These Contusions” was chosen by Joshua Bennett as a finalist for the 2021 PSA Chapbook Fellowship. Megan holds an MFA in Poetry from Warren Wilson.


Sarah M. Sala is a queer poet of Polish-Lebanese descent. Her debut collection, Devil’s Lake (Tolsun 2020) was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award, a Publishing Triangle Award, and an Eric Hoffer Provocateur Award. She is the founder of the free poetry workshop, Office Hours, and Poetry Editor at the Bellevue Literary Review. She is a clinical associate professor in the expository writing program at New York University. Her work appears in BOMB, the Southampton Review, and the Los Angeles Review.


Noel Sikorski‘s poems and Artwork are featured in Painted Bride Quarterly, Georgetown Review, Action Spectacle, The American Poet: The Journal of the Academy of American Poets, and The Bellevue Literary Review. She teaches writing at NYU.


Avia Tadmor is an Israeli-born writer and educator. She has been a member of the Office Hours Poetry Workshop since Spring 2021. Avia’s poems appear or are forthcoming in The New Republic, The New England Review, The Adroit Journal, Apogee, and elsewhere. Her poetry received support from the Vermont Studio Center, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Rona Jaffe Foundation/Bread Loaf Writers’ Summer Workshop. Currently, Avia is a Clinical Assistant Professor at New York University’s Expository Writing Program.


December 17, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM




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