february's traveling poetry classes will focus on memoir poems as their own approach and the works of amiri baraka who was recommended by one of my students. baraka died in 2014 and is from newark, new jersey.
any topics of creative writing are welcome for sharing and workshopping during class by those who attend, but we have inspirational topics as prompt ideas, too. please bring a few copies to share with other students, if you can, for anything you write and want to practice reading as well as discussing. but just having your original copy to read from is okay, if that's easier for the writer.
during the first class of the month, we'll meet at the other farm & forge (formerly called the other farm brewing company) in boyertown. the second class will be at our recent once-a-month hangout of mario's pizza in boyertown.
when: sunday, february 4 @ 1 p.m. & sunday, february 18 at @1 p.m.
(IMPORTANT: the february 18 class is canceled due to weather; we'll focus on amiri baraka's poetry likely in march)
where: for february 4, the other farm & forge (formerly called the other farm brewing company) at 128 east philadelphia avenue, boyertown, pa 19512; for february 18, mario's pizza is at 159 south reading avenue, boyertown, pa 19512
optional themes of focus:
sunday, february 4–memoir poems
sunday, february 18–amiri baraka poems
cost: $20 per student, per class (we usually meet for 2 hours or more)
if we ever have oddly inconvenient weather around the time of classes, i will update those who RSVPed to classes in advance to let them know if we are canceling, rescheduling, or relocating.
if you have any questions, feel free to reach out via poetrywithjenniferhetrick at yahoo dot com.
and if you know anyone who may be interested in our class, feel free to share this blog content onward.
also, if there is anyone who may want to join our class but lives in another area across berks, chester, and montgomery counties, we sometimes travel to a good variety of different places, so let us know, and we can see about planning classes closer to you.