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Confronting Iniquity with Our Poetry: A Poetry Workshop with John Stanizzi (starts at 6:30 PM)

Join us for a free poetry writing workshop with acclaimed Connecticut poet John Stanizzi.

CONFRONTING INIQUITY WITH OUR POETRY — An attempt at working out for ourselves, with our poetry, the global iniquities — local and distant — past and present.  This is a craft workshop that will explore the challenge of writing poetry sourced from the world around us;  drawing from both current events and the record of the past; seeing with the poet’s eye.

Presented as part of Riverwood’s “Something to Say: Poetry and Conversation on Topics that Challenge” series.

To be held at Asylum Hill Congregational Church, 6:30-9 PM, Thursday, January 21st.  (Please note date change. Previously scheduled for 01/14/16).

About the poet:

John L. Stanizzi is the author of the chapbook, Windows. His full length collections are Ecstasy Among Ghosts, Sleepwalking, Dance Against the Wall Antrim House Books, and After the Bell, and Hallelujah Time!, Big Table Publishing Company. His poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, The New York Quarterly, Tar River Poetry, Rattle, Passages North, The Spoon River Quarterly, Poet Lore, The Connecticut River Review, Freshwater, Boston Literary Review, and many other publications. Stanizzi has read at many venues throughout Connecticut, including The Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, RJ Julia Booksellers, and the Arts Café Mystic, and his work has been featured on Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac. He has been a judge for the Connecticut Poetry Out Loud Program, the 2011 Connecticut Book Award for Poetry, and the Sunken Garden Poetry Award for Adult Writers.  He is the coordinator for Hill-Stead Museum’s Fresh Voices Poetry Competition for high school poets, and teaches in schools statewide in the National Poetry Out Loud Competition. He is currently an adjunct professor of English at Manchester Community College, and is at work on Hallelujah Time!—Volume II, the follow up to his recently released Hallelujah Time! He lives with his wife, Carol, in Coventry, Connecticut.

He is currently an adjunct professor at Manchester Community College