A poetry workshop with F. Douglas Brown

Revamping the Fire Pit Workshop

A Poetry Workshop with F. Douglas Brown: How Three New Poetic Forms can Reshape Your Narrative Poems
This two-day workshop will focus on three nascent poetic forms which shape narrative in exciting and spectacular new ways: Afaa Weaver's Bop, Tyehimba Jess's Contrapunctal, and Terrance Hayes's Pecha Kucha. These three forms offer an abundance of possibilities to re-imagine an individual poem, or to explode into a series. Be warned: all three will challenge preconceived notions of plot, myth, and legend. Come with your stories, leave with a multiplicity of safe directions.

Day 1: Form Introduction, Inspection, and Writing Prompts
Day 2: Revision: Before & After; Workshop

June 13 - 14, 2015
Location: Beverly Hills
11am - 1pm

F. Douglas Brown of Los Angeles is the author of Zero to Three (University of Georgia Press 2014), recipient of the 2013 Cave Canem Poetry Prize, and selected by Tracy K. Smith. Mr. Brown, an educator for twenty years, teaches English at Loyola High School, an all-boys Jesuit school. He holds a MA in Literature and Creative Writing from San Francisco State University, and is both a Cave Canem and Kundiman fellow, two organizations that cultivate the poetry of African-Americans and Asians respectively. His poems have appeared in a number of journals and magazines, most recently The Virginia Quarterly (VQR), The Bat City Review, and San Pedro River Review. Mr. Brown was featured in Poets and Writers Magazine as one of their Debut Poets of 2014 (Jan/Feb 2015).

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