Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Monthly Poetry Workshop Begins March 11th

If you are interested in workshopping a poem, writing or reading poetry, this workshop may be for you. The Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum in collaboration with Mouthfeel Press presents a monthly workshop dedicated to poetry. The workshop will take place inworld at the Sin Fronteras Cafe. The workshop will focus on poetic aesthetics and techniques, accessing creativity, and reading. If you are interested in participating, please contact M. Miranda Maloney @ mouthfeelpress@yahoo.com, host and moderator.

Maria Miranda Maloney is publisher of Mouthfeel Press, and author of The City I Love (Ranchos Press, 2011) and a forthcoming collection Cracked Spaces also from Ranchos Press. She has been a panelist at the NACCS-UT Pan American and Anzaldua's El Mundo Zurdo- UT San Antonio. Her poetry has been published in numerous journals and anthologies. She holds a MFA in Bilingual Creative Writing from the University of Texas at El Paso.

Participants will need an avatar, headset with microphone.


Olga Alvarado said...

What a great workshop! It was interesting to participate in a virtual space. It actually took some of the fear out of public speaking. The best part was sharing space with so many talented people. Thank you!


Maria Miranda Maloney said...

Thank you, Olga. I, too, enjoyed it tremendously. We will continue the monthly workshops inworld. What a great space to connect with other writers from across the U.S., and world!

Katie said...

I agree with Olga! I had such a wonderful time at the workshop. It gave me the opportunity to interact and share ideas with poets from afar. It really felt like we were all together in a workshop enviornment, learning from one another and reading our work.

Thank you so much Maria for organizing this and conducting the workshop. I too hope this becomes a routine, and that we 'meet up' to produce work and discuss poems :-) So refreshing!!

Smithsonian Latino Center said...

Yes thank you Maria and to all our participants! What a great learning resource !