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 firstname.lastname@example.org or drop us a line to learn more!
Fall 2018 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 27th, 2018 Aldrin Valdez
Saturday November 17th, 2018 Yanyi
Saturday December 1st, 2018: Catherine Barnett
Our Fall Showcase Reading is Friday December 14th, 7:00 PM at the Bureau of General Services— Queer Division. 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.
Read a recap of Aldrin Valdez’s Craft Class here.
Check out a recap of the 2017 Office Hours Spring Showcase here.