Straw Dog Writers Guild & the Northampton Center for the Arts Present Poetry Critique Meet-Up

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Upcoming sessions are scheduled for Sunday May 26, Saturday June 1 and Sunday June23. All take place 1-3:30 pm in the downstairs studio at 33 Hawley Street.

$5 registration fee per session. Space is limited to ten, so please register early.

Poetry Critique Meet-up is a chance for poets to give and receive immediate constructive feedback on their poems by everyone in attendance.  Learn what is working in your poems, and what may need revision. Contribute your observations to other poets. Be fascinated by the breadth of the written word. Moderated by poet and translator Michael Goldman. After registering, participants will be informed how many copies of their poems to bring.

Poetry Critique Meet-up is a collaboration between Straw Dog Writers Guild and the Northampton Center for the Arts. This program is funded by gifts in memory of Eli Daniel Nemetz Todd, a writer born and raised in Northampton, who died in October 2016 at the age of 23. During and after college, Eli spent three summers working for the Young Writers Workshop, a residential program for high school students run out of the University of Virginia. At the time of his death, Eli was living in Brooklyn, continuing to write, and working as a barista while he contemplated his future. He was considering returning to school for his master's of fine arts. We are pleased to honor his legacy by creating affordable opportunities for members of the community to engage in a diverse series of writing experiences with dedicated and talented instructors.