The Brooklyn Poetry Slam Writing Workshop is designed to investigate how our experiences can inform our poetry. Focusing on imagery and new ways in which we study contemporary poetry, this workshop will bloom new writing in an effort to create an urgent dialogue using our memories as limbs with their own language. The workshop consists of five components: analysis, discussion, writing & editing. Afterwards, there will be an opportunity to share your work during the open mic after the Brooklyn Poetry Slam directly following the workshop.
Led by Rico Frederick.
- Class size is limited. Capacity has been reached, as has our waitlist.
- Please arrive 10 minutes early to start promptly at 5:30PM.
- Come with your favorite notebook and pen!
Brooklyn Poetry Slam Team Member (and BPS Community Fellow) Rico Frederick is a graphic designer and the author of the book Broken Calypsonian (Penmanship Books, 2014), holds an MFA in Writing from Pratt Institute, Poets House Emerging Poets Fellow, Cave Canem Fellow, and the first poet to represent all four original New York City poetry venues at the National Poetry Slam. Rico is a Trinidadian transplant, lives in New York, loves gummy bears, and scribbles poems on the back of maps in the hope they will take him someplace new.