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Office Hours Presents: Craft Class & Reading with Jericho Brown

December 8, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM


Office Hours Presents: a FREE craft class and reading with author Jericho Brown.

Featured readers include: Catherine Chen, Bernard Ferguson, and Jameson Fitzpatrick!

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

A public reading will follow from 1:30 PM-2:30 PM.

Spaces for the craft class are limited to 17 persons so please RSVP in advance to and include your full name, relationship to writing, and a brief bio.


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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Jericho Brown is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, and the National Endowment for the Arts, and he is the winner of the Whiting Writer’s Award. Brown’s first book, Please (New Issues 2008), won the American Book Award. His second book, The New Testament (Copper Canyon 2014), won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. His third collection is The Tradition (Copper Canyon 2019). His poems have appeared in The Bennington Review, Buzzfeed, Fence, jubilat, The New Republic, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, TIME magazine, and several volumes of The Best American Poetry. He is an associate professor and the director of the Creative Writing Program at Emory University.



Catherine Chen is a poet, performer, and author of the chapbook Manifesto, or: Hysteria (Big Lucks). Their writing has appeared in Slate, The Rumpus, Apogee, Anomaly, and Nat. Brut, among others. A recipient of fellowships from Poets House, Lambda Literary, and Sundress Academy for the Arts, they’re currently working on a libretto.



Bernard Ferguson (he/him) is a Bahamian poet, essayist, and MFA candidate at NYU. He’s the winner of the 2019 Hurston/Wright College Writers Award and a winner of the 2019 92Y Discovery Contest. He has work published or forthcoming in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The Southampton Review, Winter Tangerine, and the Best New Poets 2017 anthology, among others. He wants you to riot about the climate crisis. He hopes you tell him about your wonder.


Jameson Fitzpatrick is the author of Pricks in the Tapestry (Birds, LLC, 2020). His chapbooks are Mr. & (Indolent Books, 2018) and Morrisroe: Erasures (89plus/LUMA Publications, 2014). He teaches at New York University.








December 8, 2019
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM


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