POETS @ PLAY
Sunday, March 9, 2014, 1pm to 4pm
Edwin Markham House in History Park
1650 Senter Road, San José, CA 95112
Free parking in the Staff/Volunteer lot on Phelan Avenue
An informal gathering for collaborating with fellow poets about works in progress, that’s what Poets@Play is all about. We alternate between writing and sharing our works in progress. This is not a workshop, but rather a playhouse – some starter ideas and a comfortable place to play with words.
Sunday, March 9, from 1 to 4 pm, is the next gathering of Poets@Play at the Edwin Markham House in History Park. We will begin with greeting each other, and then we will each find a comfortable place to do some writing: new material or revision. For the final portion of the afternoon, we will join together in the Markham House parlor to listen to what each of us is doing.
If you wish, you might bend your efforts in the direction of another event to be happening in April at History Park, co-sponsored by San Jose Museum of Art, the Vietnamese Historical Society, and Viet Arts, a local arts group, using the "Around the Table" theme (mark Saturday April 19 on your calendar). You might consider any combination of the following: Vietnamese culture, the social aspects of meeting together for meals, and artistic expression.
Questions? Call 408-368-0353
RSVP recommended but not required: email@example.com
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Tuesday,March 11, 2014, 7:00pm
Barbara Siegel Carlson
J.P. Dancing Bear
at Works/San José
365 South Market Street
in downtown San José
doors open 6:30pm
$2 suggested donation, no one turned away
Works is on the Market Street edge of the San Jose Convention Center,
just to the right of the parking garage entrance
see the calendar for reader bios
POETRY READINGS @ WILLOW GLEN LIBRARY
Third Thursday of Every Month
Thursday, March 20, 2014, 7:00pm
Open Mic reading to follow
Willow Glen Library
1157 Minnesota Avenue, San José, CA, 95125
(408) 808-3045 or (408) 266-1361
Free and open to the public
PCSJ in collaboration with The Billy DeFrank Center present
The Language of the Body / The Body of Language
Poetry Craft Talk and Workshop
Craft Talk: Tuesday, March 4, 2013, 7:00pm
Workshop: Tuesday, March 25, 2013 7:00pm
The Billy DeFrank Center
938 The Alameda, San Jose
$20.00 for both sessions
$15.00 for one session
This craft talk and workshop will explore how poets use the body in their work. From reverence in William Shakespeare's "My Mistress Eyes is Nothing Like the Sun," to the body as betrayal in "The Bladder" by David Keplinger.
Craft Talk - March 4, 2014:
We will be exploring, analyzing, and discussing these poems: William Shakespeare, "My Mistress Eyes are Nothing Like the Sun" Bill Knott, "Goodbye" and "Death" David Keplinger, "The Bladder" Charles Jensen, "Complaint of Achilles' Heel" Christina Pugh, "Ornature" Ruth L. Schwartz, "Poem of the Body" Max Goodwin, "X Why?" For the last thirty minutes of the craft talk, Max Goodwin. Editor-in-Chief of Caesura, will join us to discuss process, ideas, difficulties, and advice about writing about the body, and his own work.
Workshop - March 25, 2014:
We will look over participants’ poems through the lens of how the poem works and figure out the benefits and drawbacks of a particular stanza, style, or word. A workshop is not a complimentary or critique circle. Rather, a workshop is a community which shows the multiple ways to work and/or read a poem.
Both parts will be conducted and facilitated by Darrell Dela Cruz who graduated from San Jose State's MFA Program for Poetry. His work has appeared in or will appear in The Chaffin Journal,The Dos Passos Review, Sheepshead Review, CAIRN, Euphony,Permafrost and RATHALLA. To understand Darrell's process on analyzing and reading (or misreading) a poem, please visit his blog http://retailmfa.blogspot.com/.
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