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Finding Honey in the Rock – A Workshop of Obsession

Time: 11:30 a.m. (lunch provided) to 1:00 p.m.
Location: John D. O'Bryant African American Institute, 40 Leon Street, West Village F
Sponsored By: College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Department of English, John D. O’Bryant African American Institute, LGBTQA Resource Center, Northeastern Black Student Association (NBSA), Northeastern Crossing, Northeastern Humanities Center, Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, Social Justice Resource Center, University Honors Program
Contact: Department of English, Ellen Noonan (e.noonan@northeastern.edu)

A Writing Workshop with Poet Danez Smith

What can’t you shake? What constantly comes back to you? What never leaves? In this workshop, we will talk about the obsessions that capture us for a season and obsessions that follow us for a lifetime. Designed for experienced and new writers alike, this workshop asks us to dive deeper into ourselves and find new language and new knowledge in the topics that we return to in our writing and our personal journeys. This workshop offers tools useful for overcoming writer’s block, for building or refining a manuscript or project, and for finding new directions and questions in your work.

Danez Smith is the author of [insert] boy (2014, YesYes Books), winner of the 2014 Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry and finalist for the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. Their second collection, Don’t Call Us Dead, will be published by Graywolf Press in 2017. Danez is a two-time Individual World Poetry Slam finalist. Read more at danezsmithpoet.com.

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