$1,000

Intensive Residential Poetry Workshop with ROSS GAY

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ArtYard

62a Trenton Avenue

Frenchtown, NJ 08825

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IMPORTANT: All inquiries should go to contact@artyard.org)

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PoetryYard’s Intensive Residential Workshop Description
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PoetryYard’s Intensive Residential Workshop offers students of poetry a rare opportunity to work closely with a nationally known poet in a workshop-style format that includes only five participants. In this three-day residency, poets who seek to deepen their commitment to their craft will attend six workshops totaling fourteen and a half hours (see schedule below) focusing on the questions the workshop leader wishes to explore. This might include manuscript preparation or it might include exploring another writer’s work, or it might include generative exercises to unlock creative possibilities. But the common thread will be that the group will gather to think about, to be in, poetry together.

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Ross Gay’s Workshop Description
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We will generate new material form unusual and unlikely (and impossible!) exercises, abandoning expertise for discovery, trading mastery for very serious play.

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Lodging and Fees
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Poets will be staying in a beautiful residency house in the scenic river town of Frenchtown, NJ, free from the distractions and limitations that so often limit our creative lives. Poets will each have their own room, sharing two bathrooms among the five participants. A spacious well-equipped kitchen and open living room provide space for collaboration—in art and food.

Cost of Program: $1,000, includes six workshop sessions, three nights lodging, continental breakfast and the opportunity to join fellow participants and the national poet for a reading at the close of the program.

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PoetryYard’s Intensive Residential Workshop Schedule
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Thursday, January 31st, afternoon arrival

3-5:00 pm Arrival and Settle In

5:00 Communal dinner (provided by ArtYard)

7:00 - 9:00 Workshop Session #1

Friday, Feb 1st

8:00 am Continental Breakfast & Coffee/ Tea (provided by ArtYard)

9:00-11:30 Workshop Session #2

11:30-2:30 Lunch

2:30-5:00 Workshop Session #3

5:00 Free evening

Saturday, Feb 2nd

8:00 am Continental Breakfast & Coffee/ Tea (provided by ArtYard)

9:00-11:30 Workshop Session #4

11:30-2:30 Lunch

2:30-5:00 Workshop Session #5

6:30 Poetry Reading--one poem each by participants 30 min reading by Ross Gay

Sunday, Feb 3rd

8:00 Continental Breakfast & Coffee/ Tea (provided by ArtYard)

9:00-11:30 Workshop Session #6

11:30-3:00 Lunch, time to relax and enjoy the residency

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