The Power of Poetry: a Writer’s Toolbox event

How can your writing change the world around you? This one-day workshop, for authors of all levels, will show you how to harness the power of poetry for whatever writing you do.

Award-winning poet Farid Matuk will help you create compelling images and memorable phrasings, as you discuss how poetry can contribute to social change. The workshop will cover writing, discussion, and publication.

Farid Matuk is the author of This Isa Nice Neighborhood (Lettermachine Editions) and Is it the King? (Effing). New poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Barrelhouse, 6×6, Boston Review, Big Bridge, and What’sYour Exit? (Word Riot). His essays and reviews have appeared in Sentence, Cross-Cultural Poetics, and the Poetry Project Newsletter. Matuk has published translations from Spanish in Kadar Koli, Bombay Gin, and Translation Review. He lives with the poet Susan Briante in Dallas, Texas.

Saturday, February 26
10:00 to 11:30am
McKinney Performing Arts Center
On the Square, McKinney, Texas

$8.00 advance registration
$10.00 at the door
FREE to PEN Texas members.

PEN Texas members may register by sending a message through the “Contact” page.

To purchase advance registration, please follow this link. The site will accept credit and debit cards, in addition to Paypal accounts.

Sponsored by PEN Texas and the McKinney Arts Council


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