Cooper Street Workshops: Developing Your Unique Critical Voice

October 3, 2020 at 1:00 pm-4:00 pm – We all experience works of art, whether they be films, television shows, books, etc., through the prism of our own personal experiences. In fact, we can often chart our life courses by the songs, movies, or stories that inspired, moved, or even saved us. Increasingly, cultural critics have begun incorporating elements of the personal essay […]

Writers in Camden: T Kira Madden and Emma Copley Eisenberg

October 14, 2020 at 7:00 pm-8:30 pm – T Kira Mahealani Madden is a writer, photographer, and amateur magician. A recipient of fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Hedgebrook, Tin House, the MacDowell Colony, and Yaddo, she serves as the founding Editor-in-chief of No Tokens, a magazine of literature and art. Her fiction and nonfiction has been featured in Harper’s, New York Magazine, McSweeney’s Quarterly […]

Cooper Street Workshops: Doin’ It Well: Writing Poetry About Sex & Intimacy

October 24, 2020 at 1:00 pm-4:00 pm – Note: this workshop is for adults 18 and older.    As Audre Lore writes in her landmark essay, “Uses of the Erotic”: “The erotic is a measure between the beginnings of our sense of self and the chaos of our strongest feelings.” While Lorde’s words are empowering, it’s not always easy to channel Eros (the […]

Cooper Street Workshops: The Body in Prose: Fiction Writing and Disability 

November 7, 2020 at 2:00 pm-5:00 pm – From Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre-Dame to William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury, characters with disabilities have been a part of our literary imagination for centuries. In this workshop, we’ll consider the narratives and tropes, both good and problematic, that have shaped our current understanding of ableism and disability. By reading excerpts by renowned authors […]

Writing Alone Together

November 9, 2020 at 11:20 am-12:20 pm – Break up your day with a generative writing workshop designed to help you reflect and make sense of a time that is anything but normal. Using a few prompts from poets who lived through their own challenging events, we’ll write together and share our brand-new writing using the supportive, no-judgment Amherst Writers and Artists Method. […]

Writers in Camden: Willie Perdomo and Ishion Hutchinson

November 18, 2020 at 7:00 pm-8:30 pm – Ishion Hutchinson was born in Port Antonio, Jamaica. He is the author of two poetry collections: Far District and House of Lords and Commons. He is the recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize, the Whiting Writers Award, the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award, the Windham-Campbell Prize for Poetry and the American […]