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WRITING WORKSHOP
Cynthia Schwartzberg Edlow: "The Linked Poems"
6:30-8:30PM THURSDAYS, APRIL 23 and 30
 


2020 Phillip H.McMath Post Publication Book Award Finalist for her second poetry collection, Horn Section All Day Every Day, author Cynthia Schwartzberg Edlow leads a two-part writing workshop.
 

Session 1 – April 23 – This workshop will focus on the writing of a series of related poems. Participants will bring to session one the first of two of their original drafted poems. Recitation of the poet’s work will be by both a workshop member and the poet. The instructor will lead with class discussions and suggestions in aspects of the interweaving of thematic development, grammatical patterns, and poetic persona.

Session 2 – April 30 – Utilizing the poetic elements discussed in the previous session, each participant will bring a second newly drafted poem to the second session. This poem should begin with the penultimate or last line, either verbatim or a close variant, of their first poem. Recitation and discussion will proceed. The workshop will end with each participant in possession of two carefully drafted/revised and closely related poems that lay the foundation for linkage in a poetry series.

Beginners are welcome, as well as participants with some prior instruction in basics of poetry writing and prior poetry workshop experience.

WORKSHOP DETAILS

  • Cost: $45 per person, for two sessions.
  • Register below or directly on Eventbrite.
  • Please bring paper and pen or an electronic device to write on.
  • Refunds will not be issued within one day of the event.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER
CYNTHIA SCHWARTZBERG EDLOW is the author of The Day Judge Spencer Learned the Power of Metaphor and Horn Section All Day Every Day (Salmon Poetry, 2012, and 2018, respectively). Her poems have been featured widely in anthologies, including: The Plume Anthology of Poetry 5The Emily Dickinson Awards Anthology, and Drawn to Marvel: Poems From the Comic Books. Her poems appear widely in journals, including: The American Journal of PoetryAmerican Poetry ReviewBarrow StreetForkliftOhioFourteen HillsGulf CoastThe Los Angeles ReviewPlumeSalamanderThe Santa Clara ReviewSmartish Pace, and South Dakota Review. Honors include the Red Hen Press Poetry Award, the Tusculum Review Poetry Prize, the Willow Review Prize for Poetry, the Beullah Rose/Smartish Pace Poetry Prize, and three nominations for the Pushcart Prize, twice from the Pushcart Prize Board of Contributing Editors. She earned an MA with a specialty in Poetry from the University of Illinois, and a degree from the American Institute in Legal Studies. She was sole proprietor of a civil law legal business for over 20 years. Edlow serves as a poetry instructor at Phoenix Center for the Arts, where she teaches poetry classes and workshops.
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WRITING WORKSHOP
Jeredith Merrin: "The Very Short Poem"
6:30-8:30PM WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25 and APRIL 1
 


As the American poet Marianne Moore once wrote, "Compression is the first grace of style."

Tonight and on April 1, Jeredith Merrin, the author of Cup (a special selection by X.J. Kennedy for the Able Muse Book Award), leads a two-part workshop on short poems, which Merrin says "have a way of waking us up! What we observe and what we compose during our time together will also help us to make stronger long poems."

Attendees will read a selection of poems, talk about what gets compressed into the short space, and then write some of their own.
 

For our first meeting, please bring pen and paper and (if you wish) a favorite short poem to read (no more than 10 lines) by someone besides yourself. We’ll read a selection of published lyrics—I’ll supply handouts. Then I’ll offer some prompts for short poems of your own composition.

 

For our second meeting, you’ll bring in your new short poems/drafts (in sufficient copies for the members of the group), and we’ll discuss them, with respectful care.  I’ll provide a few additional short poems to send you on your way.


WORKSHOP DETAILS
  • Cost: $40 per person, for two sessions.
  • Register below.
  • Please bring paper and pen or an electronic device to write on.
  • Refunds will not be issued within one day of the event.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Jeredith Merrin’s fourth poetry book, her prize-winning Owling, was published by Grayson Books in 2016. Her first two poetry collections, Shift (1996) and Bat Ode (2001), appeared in the University of Chicago Press Phoenix Poets series, and her third collection Cup was issued by Able Muse Press in 2014. She’s authored an influential book of criticism on Marianne Moore and Elizabeth Bishop, and her reviews and essays (on Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop, John Clare, Charlotte Mew, Yehuda Amichai, Billy Collins, Kenneth Koch, and others) have appeared in The Southern Review and elsewhere. Her poems may be found in numerous journals and magazines, including PloughsharesThe Southern Poetry ReviewThe Virginia Quarterly ReviewBerfrois, and The Yale Review. A retired Professor of English (The Ohio State University), she has given readings and conducted workshops at many venues in the area (including for the Piper Center). She’s currently completing a new poetry collection entitled  A P A R T.
FAMILY EVENT
Storytime
10:15AM TUESDAY, MARCH 31
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Interactive storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners, every Tuesday.

Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. We'll read picture books, sing songs, play games, and learn together that books bring communities—and kids!—together. 
 
FAMILY EVENT
Storytime
10:15AM TUESDAYS, MARCH 24 AND 31
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Interactive storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners, every Tuesday.

Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. We'll read picture books, sing songs, play games, and learn together that books bring communities—and kids!—together. 
 
FAMILY EVENT
Storytime
10:15AM TUESDAYS, MARCH 17, 24, AND 31
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Interactive storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners, every Tuesday.

Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. We'll read picture books, sing songs, play games, and learn together that books bring communities—and kids!—together. 
 
FAMILY EVENT
Storytime
10:15AM TUESDAYS, MARCH 3, 17, 24, AND 31
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Interactive storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners, every Tuesday.

Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. We'll read picture books, sing songs, play games, and learn together that books bring communities—and kids!—together. 
 
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TWEEN EVENT
IN CONVERSATION WITH DUSTI BOWLING (INSIGNIFICANT EVENTS IN THE LIFE OF A CACTUS)

Arianne Costner: My Life as a Potato
2PM SATURDAY, MARCH 28
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Local author Arianne Costner presents her debut tween novel.

For anyone who has ever felt like a potato in middle school, this hilarious story about a boy forced to become the dorkiest school mascot ever will have readers cheering!

"A grade A, spudtastic (not to mention FUNNY) debut. Arianne Costner sure knows middle school and middle schoolers!" --Chris Grabenstein, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library


Ben Hardy believes he's cursed by potatoes. And now he's moved to Idaho, where the school's mascot is Steve the Spud! Yeah, this cannot be good.

After accidentally causing the mascot to sprain an ankle, Ben is sentenced to Spud duty for the final basketball games of the year. But if the other kids know he's the Spud, his plans for popularity are likely to be a big dud! Ben doesn't want to let the team down, so he lies to his friends to keep it a secret. No one will know it's him under the potato suit . . . right?

Life as a potato is all about not getting mashed! With laugh-out-loud illustrations throughout, hand to fans of James Patterson, Gordan Korman, Jeff Kinney, and Chris Grabenstein!

"A hilarious, relatable story for any kid who has ever felt out of place." --Stacy McAnulty, author of The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
ARIANNE COSTNER is a former English teacher who firmly believes that writers should crack up at their own jokes. Born and raised in Mesa, Arizona as the oldest of five, she currently lives outside of Los Angeles, California with her husband and children. Her favorite kind of potato is the tater tot, with mashed potatoes coming in close second--as long as they're not gluey. Visit her at ariannecostner.com and follow her on Twitter at @ariannecostner and on Instagram @authorariannecoster.
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$16.99
ISBN: 9780593118665
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - March 24th, 2020

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TEEN EVENT
Sara Fujimura: Every Reason We Shouldn't
7PM THURSDAY, MARCH 26
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The award-winning young adult author and creative writing teacher presents her novel, a charming multicultural romance perfect for the many fans of Jenny Han and Rainbow Rowell.
 

Warning: Contains family expectations, delightful banter, great romantic tension, skating (all kinds!), Korean pastries, and all the feels.

Sixteen-year-old figure skater Olivia Kennedy’s Olympic dreams have ended. She’s bitter, but enjoying life as a regular teenager instead of trying to live up to expectations of being the daughter of Olympians Michael Kennedy and Midori Nakashima...until Jonah Choi starts training at her family's struggling rink.

Jonah's driven, talented, going for the Olympics in speed skating, completely annoying… and totally gorgeous. Between teasing Jonah, helping her best friend try out for roller derby, figuring out life as a normal teen and keeping the family business running, Olivia's got her hands full. But will rivalry bring her closer to Jonah, or drive them apart?

“This book is like a warm hug filled with all the things I love. I started smiling from page one and couldn’t put it down.” -- Courtney Milan



ABOUT THE AUTHOR
SARA FUJIMURA is an award-winning young adult author and creative writing teacher. She is the American half of her Japanese-American family, and has written about Japanese culture and raising bicultural children for such magazines as Appleseeds, Learning Through History, East West, and Mothering, as well as travel-related articles for To Japan With Love. Her self-published young adult novels include Tanabata Wish and Breathe. She lives in Phoenix with her husband and children.
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$17.99
ISBN: 9781250204073
Availability: Not Available In-Store - Usually Ships from Warehouse in 1-5 Days
Published: Tor Teen - March 3rd, 2020

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