Jumpstart Your Engines Poetry Workshop with Jericho Brown

Another exciting writing event at Historic Joy Kogawa House!

When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, May 15
Where: 1450 West 64th Avenue, Vancouver
Cost: $35

In the Jumpstart Your Engines Poetry Workshop, Jericho Brown helps students generate new work through a set of unconventional exercises that keep our ears open and our fingers moving. The workshop engenders new ideas about writing, and as there is a profound relationship between reading poetry and writing it, we participants read, discuss, and even recite the work of several poets whose examples might lead us to a further honing of our craft.

Jericho Brown worked as the speechwriter for the Mayor of New Orleans before receiving his PhD in Creative Writing and Literature from the University of Houston. The recipient of the Whiting Writers Award and fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the Krakow Poetry Seminar in Poland, Brown is an Assistant Professor at the University of San Diego. His poems have appeared in journals and anthologies, including 100 Best African American Poems. His first book, PLEASE (New Issues), won the American Book Award.

Jericho Brown will read from his work at the Cross-Border Pollination Reading Series on Saturday, May 14. (Find out more here.)

To register for this workshop, email kogawahouse@yahoo.ca.

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