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Combining Magic and Intention in Poetry with Victoria Chang

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 @ 7:00 pm


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Tuesdays, April 6 – 27 (4 weeks)
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. EST  |  Online via Google Meet  |  Register to receive link

Some people believe that a poem comes from some magical place, the unconscious, the muse, the ether. Other people believe that a poem comes from the writer’s intention. Still other people fall somewhere in between. In this workshop, we’ll explore both the mysterious magical place where poetry might come from and learn about craft—the writer’s intention. Each day will be devoted to reading your poems, as well as workshopping each others’ poems. Bring a notebook and/or laptop, your imagination, and an open mind, and hopefully you will leave with new poems, new inspiration, new friends, and ideas for future poems.

Victoria Chang’s poetry books include OBIT, Barbie ChangThe BossSalvinia Molesta, and CircleOBIT was named a NYT Notable Book and a TIME best book of the year. It was longlisted for a National Book Award and is currently a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the LA Times Book Award, and the PEN Voelcker Award. Her children’s picture book, Is Mommy?, was illustrated by Marla Frazee and published by Beach Lane Books/Simon & Schuster. It was named a New York Times Notable Book. Her middle grade novel, Love, Love was published by Sterling Publishing. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Sustainable Arts Foundation Fellowship, the Poetry Society of America’s Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award, a Pushcart Prize, a Lannan Residency Fellowship, and a Katherine Min MacDowell Colony Fellowship. She lives in Los Angeles and is the Program Chair of Antioch’s Low-Residency MFA Program.

Scholarships Available for MDC Students

Miami Book Fair is offering one (1) full-tuition scholarships for MDC students interested in attending the above-listed creative writing workshops. Applicants must be currently-enrolled, (full time or part time) degree-seeking Miami Dade College students with a demonstrated financial need.

To Apply for a Scholarship:

Please send an email to Marci Cancio-Bello, Miami Book Fair programs coordinator at mcanciob@mdc.edu before the start of the workshop you would like to attend. The message must include your contact information, the title of the workshop you’d like to take, a short statement of financial need, your MDC class schedule, and a writing sample. First-time writers who lack a writing sample should submit a statement explaining their interest in the workshop.


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Tuesday, April 6, 2021
7:00 pm
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