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Office Hours Poetry Workshop

Provides post-MFA poets continued support for manuscript-development and everyday writing. The workshop culminates in a public reading each fall and spring to showcase sizzling new work. 

We welcome all poets, especially people of color,  LGBTQ+, and those who are woman-identified. Our name derives from our side hustle. Many of us are freelance, adjunct instructors, who continue to thrive in the margins of academia.  

Each member workshops a poem every session, thus, we curtail membership at or below 7 people to allow for busy schedules. The workshop meets every two weeks following the fall and spring academic calendar. We charge zero fees to join. Interested writers should submit 6 pages of work to be reviewed by the workshop facilitator or drop us a line to learn more! 

Fall Craft Classes at BGSQD. Classes take place 11:00 AM-1:00 PM with a reading to follow 1:30 PM- 2:30 PM:
Saturday October 6th, 2018: Che Gossett 
Saturday October 27th, 2018 Aldrin Valdez
Saturday November 17th, 2018 Yanyi 
Saturday December 1st, 2018: Catherine Barnett

Check out our Poets & Writers Blog Post here.

Our Fall Showcase Reading* TBD at BGSQD. Come check us out!

*This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Marty Correia
Jen Levitt
Paco Marquez
Caitlin McDonnell
Holly Mitchell

Michael Broder
Aimee Herman
Sanjana Nair
Victoria Sanz