RR: New York Writers Workshop

July 06, 2017
7:00 pm -

No cover. 2 drink minimum.

Hosted by poet/memoirist Jen Fitzgerald

Elisabet Velasquez is a Puerto Rican writer, mother, feminist from Bushwick, Brooklyn. Her work has been nominated for Best Of The Net. Her poems have appeared in numerous publications including Huffington Post, Muzzle, Latina and Vibe Magazine. She is a VONA alum, a 2017 Poets House Fellow and the author of the chapbook PTSD. You can find her online at ElisabetVelasquez.com

Marguerite Maria Rivas is a poet and essayist whose work has been published in numerous journals and anthologies including The America’s Review, Waterways, The Mas Tequila Review, and Quarterday Review, among other publications. Her work was recently published in the anthology Resist Much/Obey Little: Inaugural Poems to the Resistance (Spuyten Duyvil Press) and featured in Clarion, the PSC-CUNY newspaper. Rivas has received grants and awards sponsored by the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, City University of New York, and A Room of Her Own Foundation. Rivas reads her poetry both locally and nationally and is widely regarded as the de facto poet laureate of Staten Island. She is the author of a chapbook poems as well as a full-length volume, Tell No One (Chimbarazu Press). She is an Associate Professor at Borough of Manhattan Community College and is at work on a new volume of poetry.

JP Howard aka Juliet P. Howard’s debut poetry collection, SAY/MIRROR, was a 2016 Lambda Literary finalist. She is also the author of bury your love poems here, a Belladonna* chaplet. JP was a 2017 Split this Rock Freedom Plow Award for Poetry & Activism finalist and is featured in the 2017 Lesbian Poet Trading Card Series from Headmistress Press. She was the recipient of a 2016 Lambda Literary Judith A. Markowitz Emerging Writer Award and has received fellowships and grants from Cave Canem, VONA, Lambda, Astraea and Brooklyn Arts Council. JP curates Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon, a supportive NY-based forum offering women writers a monthly venue to collaborate. JP is the Editor-At-Large for Mom Egg Review VOX Online. JP’s poetry and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Apogee Journal, The Feminist Wire, Split this Rock, Muzzle Magazine, The Best American Poetry Blog and Mom Egg Review. Her poetry is widely anthologized. JP is a scholar-facilitator for Humanities New York and holds a BA from Barnard College and an MFA in Creative Writing from The City College of New York.

Meg Day is the 2015-2016 recipient of the Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship, a 2013 recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Poetry, and the author of Last Psalm at Sea Level (Barrow Street 2014). Day teaches at Franklin & Marshall College and lives in Lancaster, PA.  www.megday.com