Monday, February 21, 2011

The LIT’s Public Poetry Workshop

What else ya gotta do on a Wednesday night? Swing on by Visible Voice in the uber trendy Tremont neighborhood and get yourself workshopped by a pair of live poets. Irish Diva Doc McMahon and poetry prize magnet Professor Lou Suarez guide you through the briar patch that is big time poetry writing.

Plus – don’t forget the swell nearby watering holes where you can drink and gossip about the instructors afterwards.

C’mon really, what else ya gotta do?

Fourth Wednesday of Every Month
6-8pm @ Visible Voice Books
1023 Kenilworth Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113
Cost: DOUGHnation of 5-10 bucks to go to the LIT.

Finally! The LIT's Public Poetry Workshop comes to the West side, Poets of all ages and backgrounds are welcome once a month to bring a work-in-progress and receive recommendations for improving it. Our goal is friendly, yet serious critiques by emerging and experienced writers. Improvement of craft through reading, writing, and work shopping with Instructors Lou Suarez and Claire McMahon.

suarez01Lou Suarez is the author of two book-length collections of poetry, Traveler (2010) and Ask (2004), both published by Mid-List Press (Minneapolis), and three poetry chapbooks, Losses of Moment, The Grape Painter and On U. S. 6 to Providence. He is professor emeritus at Lorain County Community College and lives in Sheffield Lake, Ohio, with his wife Debby.


Claire McMahon has an MFA in Writing & Poetics from Naropa University (Boulder, Colorado) and a Ph.D. in 20th Cent. American & British Poetry from Kent State University. She is co-editor of MoonLit poetry journal (Drag City Press, Chicago) and the author of a book of poems entitled, Emergency Contact (Van Zeno Press, Cleveland). She has taught English writing courses locally at Lake Erie College, Baldwin-Wallace College, Cuyahoga Community College, and Chancellor University. Currently, Claire is an Adjunct Professor of Humanities at Bowling Green University’s Firelands campus.


Claire McMahon said...

The workshop is actually 6-8 p.m. I think I gave you the wrong time there, Michael, sorry for any confusion. VV changed their hours for the winter, so we amended the workshop hours.

Thanks to the folks who came out last night! We will meet again next month--hopefully in the courtyard if it's warm enough.

michael salinger said...

Duly noted and changed.


The poet doesn't invent. He listens. ~Jean Cocteau