Wednesday, September 10, 2008
MAKE NEW MISTAKES: A WRITING WORKSHOP FOR TEENS
THURSDAYS 4:30-6PM: 5 SESSIONS BEGIN OCTOBER 23rd
This workshop will be an exploration of the art of making new mistakes through reading, seeing, hearing, rapping, and most of all writing. Along the way, in the workshop one will encounter the Ecstatic Truth of Werner Herzog, How to Be Perfect by Ron Padgett, the chromo-poems of CA Conrad, Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons, dispatches from the Spasmodic School, the MCs of Avant-Rap, and much else. Best of all, in the workshop there will be an opportunity to make many new mistakes together, through in-class collaborations, critiques, and performances.
Young writers of any style, persuasion, interest, ability, and borough are all equally welcome. Let's start writing poems that are alive.
The presenter is Chris Martin, the author of American Music and has taught young New Yorkers for the past six years. Open to high school teens. FREE.
The Poetry Project is located at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery
131 East 10th Street at Second Avenue
New York City 10003
Trains: 6, F, N, R, and L.