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Alan Feldman Poetry Writing Workshop: “I Am Not the Poet of Goodness Only: How to Praise”

Join us on Thursday, November 10th, 7-9 PM, when Riverwood presents a writing workshop led by Massachusetts poet Alan Feldman.  In this writing workshop participants will examine and try out strategies for writing about enormously important topics without too much piety or sanctimony, and with genuine feeling.  Bring a notebook and pen or pencil, and come prepared to write!

This workshop takes place in the Program Center of the Universalist Church of West Hartford (433 Fern Street, West Hartford).  Please enter the building through the glass doors on the side of the building.  The Program Center is located a short flight of stairs up from the parking lot level.

Doors open at 6:30 for light refreshments and conversation.  The workshop will start promptly at 7 PM!  While there will not be the usual open mic, participants may have the opportunity to read aloud what they write during the workshop.

This workshop is free, but a voluntary donation of $5 would be gratefully accepted.


Alan Feldman’s poetry has appeared in many magazines, including The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Nation, Poetry, The Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, Iowa Review, Threepenny Review, and Yale Review. The Happy Genius (New York: Sun, 1978) won the1979 Elliston Book Award for the best collection of poetry published by an independent press in the United States. 
A Sail to Great Island (University of Wisconsin Press) was awarded the 2004 Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry; Immortality (University of Wisconsin Press, 2015) was awarded the Four Lakes Prize. He lives in Framingham, MA.