Count Your Blessings: Writing Poems in Quarantine, with Preeti Vangani, April 30 (via Zoom)

Preeti VanganiFRIDAY, APRIL 30 |  We have been in the churn of uncertainty and chaos for a year now. How do we continue to feel grounded while writing in this time? How can gratitude, for instance, pivot and nourish our poems, however confined we find ourselves within our physical spaces? In this generative workshop, we’ll read relevant works by Ross Gay and Aracelis Girmay, among others, and scribe the big and small blessings we miss to see around us. We will create and share poems that dive deep into thankfulness. There will be prompts, share time, and by the end folks will have written new drafts they can later return to.

This class will meet on Zoom. Registered students, please contact the instructor directly for Zoom details.

Preeti Vangani is a poet and personal essayist. Born and raised in Mumbai, she is the author of Mother Tongue Apologize (RLFPA Editions), her first book of poems (selected as the winner of RL India Poetry Prize.) Her work has been published in BOAAT, Gulf Coast, and Threepenny Review, among other journals. She is the Poetry Editor for Glass Journal, a Poet Mentor at Youth Speaks, and holds an MFA (Writing) from University of San Francisco.


Number of sessions: 1

Dates: Friday, April 30

Time: 5:00 – 8:00pm Pacific Time

Course fee: $75

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