City Verses Adult Poetry Workshop (Session 1)

Series Theme: The Forest of Bricks: What We Call Home

In celebration of National Poetry Month, join us for a special Newark-focused, virtual reading and workshop series. Each workshop will culminate with a 30-minute reading and Q&A by celebrated local poet. Scheduled guest poets include: queer socialist feminist Luso-American multimedia poet artist Marina Carreira, founder/CEO EvoluCulture and local Evolution Dopen Mic series and performer/producer Sean Battle, Boricua multidisciplinary artist/educator and author of Every First and Fifteenth (winner of Digging Press 2020 Chapbook Award) Dimitri Reyes, and Elder High Priestess/poet/educator/activist and ordained Interfaith Minister serving on Newark Mayor Ras Baraka’s Interfaith Clergy Council, Queen Mother Elaine Lloyd Nazario. The series was curated and will be hosted by by Dimitri Reyes, Newark poet, and Rutgers-Newark MFA Graduate and the workshops are designed and led by Rutgers-Newark MFA candidate, Attorious Augustin. Registration is FREE. The program is open to students 18+ and adults of all ages.

Our faculty of poets from the Rutgers-Newark MFA Creative Writing Program look forward to seeing you in one or more of the 4 available workshops! No experience is necessary.

All Workshops are held at 6 PM EST

April 6: Led by Marina Carreira
April 13: Led by Sean Battle
April 20: Led by Dimitri Reyes
April 27: Led by Queen Mother Elaine Lloyd Nazario