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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 sarahmariesala@gmail.com 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

Spring 2019 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 February 9th, 2019 CA Conrad

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.

MEMBERS
Marty Correia
Linda Harris-Dolan
Jen Levitt
Jimena Lucero 
Christine Malvasi 
Maddie Mori
Paco Marquez
Holly Mitchell
Dacota Pariseau
Elsbeth Pancrazi
Sarah Sala
Victoria Sanz
Irene Villasenor

ALUMNI
Michael Broder
Aimee Herman
Caitlin McDonnell
Sanjana Nair
Yanyi

  • Read a recap of Aldrin Valdez’s Craft Class here

  • Check out a recap of the 2017 Office Hours Spring Showcase here.