UPDATE: We are closing this workshop to future drop-ins. We have hit capacity for the full session. This is good news (!) but we do apologize for those who planned on dropping in on a later class. Please consider Sam Pekarske's class starting next week on Tuesday the 12th and stay tuned for more classes to be scheduled in the spring!
“And here I am, the / center of all beauty! / writing these poems! / Imagine!” –Frank O’Hara
Join Peter Burzynski and other writers in this four-part workshop series that explores writing about one’s self. We will engage in lyric poetry, memoir, fictionalized biography, love poetry, and other forms. Source materials will include works by Frank O’Hara, Czesław Miłosz, Sylvia Plath, Maggie Nelson, and others. Participants can expect to do a fair amount of writing with both in-class exercises and take-home assignments. We will also be sharing and workshopping each others’ work with the hope it will produce meaningful revisions. Writers of all levels welcome. Come and write what (or rather who) you know!
2:00 - 3:30 PM
Instructor: Peter Burzynski
Peter Burzynski recently completed a PhD in Creative Writing-Poetry at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an MFA in Poetry from The New School, and an MA in Polish Literature from Columbia University. In between his studies, he has worked as a chef in New York City and Milwaukee. His poetry has appeared in jubilat, The Best American Poetry Blog, Thin Air, Prick of the Spindle, Thrush Poetry Review, MAYDAY, Your Impossible Voice, RHINO, and Forklift Ohio, among others.