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Poetry Writing Workshop with Angel Nafis and Shira Erlichman CANCELLED

February 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED!  SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE

Neutral Zone hosts a poetry writing workshop that gives aspiring teen writers the opportunity to learn from acclaimed artists, Angel Nafis and Shira Erlichman.  The event is FREE; no registration is required.

About the Poets

Angel Nafis grew up in Ann Arbor, attended Huron High School and was a member of NZ’s VOLUME Poetry program.  She is the author of BlackGirl Mansion which was published by Red Beard Press in 2012.  Angel earned a BA degree at Hunter College and is an MFA candidate in poetry at Warren Wilson College. Her work has appeared in The Rattling Wall, The BreakBeat Poets Anthology, MUZZLE Magazine, The Rumpus, Poetry magazine, among others. Nafis is a Cave Canem fellow, an Urban Word NYC mentor, and the founder and curator of the Greenlight Bookstore Poetry Salon in Brooklyn. In 2011 she represented the LouderArts poetry project at both the Women of the World Poetry Slam and the National Poetry Slam.  In 2016, Nafis was a recipient of the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation

Born in Israel and based in Brooklyn, Shira Erlichman is a nationally acclaimed poet, singer-songwriter, and visual artist. Passionate and prolific, Erlichman is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee and has shared stages with TuNe-YaRdS, Mirah, Coco Rosie, and Andrea Gibson. She has been awarded two residences: the James Merrill Fellowship at Vermont Studio Center and the Millay Colony Residency. She is finishing up her first book, Odes to Lithium. Her work has been featured in The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed Reader, BUST Magazine, and Winter Tangerine Review, among others. Her album, Subtle Creature, was released in August 2016. Of her work, poet Ocean Vuong says, “Shira shows me that the mind’s sanity is relative, but its beauty is total.”

Details

Date:
February 22
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Website:
http://www.neutral-zone.org

Organizer

Jeff Kass
Phone:
(734) 214-9995
Website:
www.neutral-zone.org

Venue

Neutral Zone
310 E. Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Phone:
734-214-9995
Website:
www.neutral-zone.org