Thursday, August 9th: Emily Dickinson and Epistolary Poetics, a.k.a. Poetic Letter-Writing

Emily Dickinson and Epistolary Poetics, a.k.a. Poetic Letter-Writing
Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn
7-8pm
Free, RSVP appreciated: lawnschool@gmail.com

Some scholars argue that even though Emily Dickinson never published her poetry during her lifetime, she chose an alternative means of distributing her art via personal correspondence. In today’s age of e-mails and quick messages, many are trying to figure out creative ways to boost the “juice” or merit of what we are constantly writing back and forth to each other. We will discuss Dickinson, new forms of poetic communication (via social media, email, etc.), and in true nostalgic form, we will get to work composing poetic snail mail of our own to “publish” to an out-of-town friend or family member

Bring: Stamps (optional–could be purchased later); address book (or phone); any paper goods or pens you may enjoy (some will also be provided); inspiration!

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