NYC23 - Writing the Next Chapter
IWWG Member Event
**Please note all times are listed in ET**
This is a hybrid event, and all are welcome.
IWWG is hosting a one-day event in NYC on November 4, 2023, from 9-5 that will include workshops, lunch, and time for networking and discussion. If you are in or near the city, please join us for a day of workshops, lunch, and feedback. All workshops are hybrid and recordings and handouts will be sent to all in person and virtual attendees. We value your input and questions on events for 2024 including both in person, virtual and hybrid. We'll also discuss member benefits and publication opportunities, including the launch of our newest anthology on climate justice.
8:30 - 9: Registration
- Tanya Ko Hong/Heather Cariou
- Lunch and Virtual Workshop - Black Pruitt
3:00-4:00 Open Mic - hybrid
4:00-5:00 Open Discussion - hybrid
Register now to hold your spot!
In person registration:
Members: $199 includes a 6-month extension of your current membership
Non-members: $249 includes a 6-month intro membership
Virtual member $99 includes 6 month extension of your current membership
Virtual non member: $149 includes 6 month intro membership
Heather Summerhayes Cariou - The Lioness in Winter: Writing an Old Woman's Life
Aging means loss, but it does not mean all is lost as we navigate old age. This workshop, based on the book of the same name by author Ann Burack-Weiss, will explore the lived experience of aging women. Writers of every genre are welcome. Using excerpts from the book, writers will be prompted to dialogue with Ann and her Lionesses, such as Collette, May Sarton, MFK Fisher, Florida Scott-Maxwell, Diana Athill, and Maya Angelou, as well as with each other. Writers will leave the workshop having strengthened their core sense of self, while generating poems or essays that may contribute to the canon on women and aging.
Myra Shapiro - Find Your Life in an Object:
You will be given an object to get to know through your senses, then guided to where it may lead.
Linda Leedy Schneider = Surprise Yourself.
"Meaning is not what you start with, but what you end up with.~Peter Elbow
Join me in the mystery of letting go of product and entering the creative flow. You will get out of your head and write from first thought using poetry, objects and image as prompts. I want you to leave this workshop stronger in your craft, excited about your process and eager to continue.You will be part of a supportive community with the opportunity to read if you wish. All writers welcome.
Tanya Ko Hong - Two lands. Two languages. Two Minds.
Reading excerpts from my poetry collections Generation One Point Five and The War Still Within as examples, I will share a process that non-native speakers can use to translate their lives to English. As a Korean-American poet, I often describe my writing process as two minds trying to communicate on the same page, across the gaps between identities; I naturally write in both languages because I think in both languages. So I will use my poem, “The Gap,” to demonstrate the effect of different languages represented as different minds. Then, participants will use the “gap method” to create their own short poem. We will reflect on the experience of learning a new language as an immigrant, engaging deeply with both the process and the outcome of sharing our stories in translation.
Black Pruitt - Ecopoetics
How can we get in right relationship with the earth through our writing? What responsibility to the environment do we hold as artists? What role(s) can poets play in addressing climate change? We will engage and discuss research, essays, poetry and other media from activists, educators, and artists like Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Joy Harjo, and Askia Toure to study the ways they've addressed these topics in their work.