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Free Poetry Writing Class: The Busy Metaphor

May 4 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Attention Queens writers—both experienced and new-to-writing: free creative writing classes taught by the best in Queens!

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

The next class will be led by Jared Harél on Saturday, May 4th from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Queens Library in Sunnyside at 43-06 Greenpoint Ave:

The Busy Metaphor

As writers, our job is to articulate the world around us. To find new, surprising, and more precise ways to describe what it means to be alive. Meaty, inventive metaphors are an essential part of this articulation. It is also part of what makes writing so fun! In this workshop, we will both analyze poems and generate new poems. We will seize upon the objects that fill our days and begin the process of putting them to work.

Jared Harél is the author of Go Because I Love You (Diode Editions, 2018) and The Body Double (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2012).

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, please visit newtownliterary.org/writingclasses.


May 4
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Queens Library at Sunnyside
43-06 Greenpoint Ave
Sunnyside, 11104
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(718) 784-3033