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Sunday Series Poetry Workshop with Michael Torres

May 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

**Join us on the 3rd Sunday of every month for a 2.5 hour workshop led by an accomplished poet.**

Our Sunday Series workshops are a combination of craft talk and generative writing class. While there is no critique in these sessions, you will have an opportunity to share your newly generated work by reading aloud to your classmates.

We’re excited that the virtual space allows us to connect with you. The Poetry Lab is located IRL in Pomona, California. Sunday Series is a virtual forum for one-time visiting artist collaborations. Past visiting artists include: Sara Borjas, Marcus Omari, Brendan Constantine, and many others.

About the Author:
Michael Torres was born and brought up in Pomona, California where he spent his adolescence as a graffiti artist. His debut collection of poems, An Incomplete List of Names (Beacon Press, 2020) was selected by Raquel Salas Rivera for the National Poetry Series. His honors include awards and support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the McKnight Foundation, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, CantoMundo, VONA Voices, the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Jerome Foundation, the Camargo Foundation, and the Loft Literary Center. Currently he’s an Assistant Professor in the MFA program at Minnesota State University, Mankato, and a teaching artist with the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop. Visit him at: michaeltorreswriter.com

More About the Workshop:

Class begins at 1pm (Pacific Time) via Zoom. This is an interactive workshop, at times you will:

– listen
– take part in discussion
– read aloud
– free write
– follow a writing prompt
– share your writing

To effectively take part you will need access to a computer or tablet with Internet, camera/webcam, mic, and a Gmail address.

No writing experience necessary, all artists are welcome in our classes. This includes (but is not limited to): actors, painters, singers and songwriters, fiction novelists, sculptors, illustrators, dancers, essayists, cinematographers, bankers! Everyone is welcome.

Details

Date:
May 16
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Event Cost:
$25 – $35

Venue

Virtual Event
Virtual Event
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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Phone:
(562) 435-2787