February 26, 2019

Un/Formed with Cave Canem

“Un/Formed” with Tiphanie Yanique

What does form allow and what does form limit? What place do less-structured forms have in rhetoric, poetic communication, poetic tradition and meaning? In this course, participants will study and practice forms that employ less controlled strictures, while maintaining clear rhetorical positions. This deeper study will be explored through such genres as zuihitsu, the persona poem and ekphrasis. Participants will consider forms currently being invented and changed. Participants will also create their own forms to serve their own meaning, as well as goals towards whimsy and/or austerity.

Dates: Thursday evenings, 6 – 8:30 pm; March 1,15, 22 & 29; April 5, 12, 19; Culminating Reading: May 3, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

Where: Cave Canem Foundation, 20 Jay Street, Suite 310-A, Brooklyn, NY

Who’s eligible:

  • Adult poets of color living in New York City’s five boroughs.
  • Poets at the early-to-intermediate stage of their writing endeavors.
  • Individuals who can commit to attending all eight sessions.
  • Individuals who are not enrolled full-time in a degree-granting program.
  • Individuals who are not Cave Canem fellows.
  • Writers who have not published more than one collection of poetry with a commercial press.

Suggested Donation: $30 – $240

Up to 15 participants will be selected by lottery, with preference given to applicants who have attended fewer than three workshops.

The deadline to apply is January 31, 2019 at 11:59 pm EST.  Applicants will be notified by February 12, 2019. Applications will be accepted via Submittable only.

Event Details

Start Time: 12:00 AM
Location: Cave Canem Foundation
March 30, 2019

Challenging Tokenization: Writers of Color Respond at AWP 2019

Writers from underrepresented communities often face societal pressure to share stories centered around cultural identity and immigration. These panelists trouble the institutional expectations of narratives written by people of color and share their experiences challenging tokenization while sustaining a healthy writing life.

For more information, see AWP’s 2019 Conference Schedule.

Event Details

Start Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Oregon Convention Center
April 10, 2019

U.S. Virgin Islands Literary Festival and Book Fair 2019

This year’s theme: Musings and Metaphors: Revolution, Evolution and Devolution (READ). Tiphanie will be participating in the Festival, which takes place from April 10 to 13 on St. Croix & St. Thomas; her exact schedule will be announced shortly. For more information, check out the Festival’s website.

Event Details

Start Time: 12:00 AM