When someone tells you where they’re from, are they quick to qualify their statement? When you know a poet hails from a certain locale, how does that effect your perception of them? If Frank O’ Hara had been from Oklahoma, would you read him the same way? This Tuesday, we’ll approach the subject of place and identity with both readings and specific exercises, both about what place tells us about ourselves and what it can conceal. Graham Isaac facilitates.
Bring a piece of work you’d like to read for our critique session (place-based or not). Writers of all ages and skill levels gather Tuesdays at 7P to read new work, the work of someone else or to just be in the engaging company of other writers. Your donation of $5 helps SPLAB pay rent. Bring 8 copies of work you plan to read.