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Free Poetry Writing Class for Teens: Poems That Tell Stories

April 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Attention Queens parents, teachers, and kids: free creative writing classes available again at Queens Library!

Newtown Literary Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the writing of prose and poetry in Queens, in partnership with Queens Library, is offering free creative writing classes for kids and teens.

The next class is Saturday, April 13th at 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m. at Queens Library at Jackson Heights, located at 35-51 81st St for teens ages 13 through 17:

“Poems That Tell Stories”

Some of the greatest poems we read growing up, simply put, are stories. But to understand them, we have to understand the past. In this class we will focus on reading and writing poems that tell our stories and the history we are making. We will practice and write poems with themes of migration, class, race, and family.

Belal Mobarak was born in Alexandria, Egypt, and raised in Queens. He is a poet, artist, and the son of a great storyteller. His work can be found in Columbia Poetry Review, Newtown Literary, Blueshift Journal, Flock, Apogee, HEArt, and others.

This program is made possible, in part, with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, as well as with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

For more information, visit newtownliterary.org/writingclassesforkids.


April 13
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Queens Library at Jackson Heights
35-51 81st Street
Jackson Heights, NY 11372 United States
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