Bringing the Emigrant Experience into Poetry: Resilience During Transition
We love poetry at AI but thinking about writing it ourselves seems pretty daunting. Who better than Lola Koundakjian to help everyone get started? Or – if you are already a poet – perhaps a chance to get back into it? During a 2 hour workshop, Lola will set prompts to inspire writing together after which we share and discuss our work. Ahead of the Studio, readings will be sent by Lola to help us prepare. The Studio is limited to 10 people so please book early.
Lola Koundakjian, born in Beirut, lives in New York City where she regularly reads her work. An invitee to international poetry festivals including Medellin, Lima, Ramallah, Trois-Rivieres and Santiago, she is appearing in Medellin’s thirtieth anniversary’s virtual celebration in 2020.
Lola co-curates a poetry reading series at the Zohrab Information Center in midtown Manhattan and since 2006, has promoted Armenian culture with texts, translations and audio for the Armenian Poetry Project. She is the author of The Accidental Observer (2011 USA), Advice to a Poet (2014 Peru; 2015 USA) and The Moon in the Cusp of My Hand (La luna en la cuspide de mi mano) Nueva York Poetry Press (2020).
£12 pounds per person
£10 pounds concessions
All instruction will be done on Zoom.
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