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THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 7:00 p.m.; free

Berl’s Poetry Shop
Featuring Michele Wolf, Priscilla Becker and Jennifer Michael Hecht

Berl’s Poetry Shop
126A Front Street (next to Superfine)
Brooklyn (DUMBO), New York
For more information: 347-687-2375; berlsbrooklynpoetryshop.blogspot.com

Closest subway stops: Take the F train to York Street or the A/C to High Street.

THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 7:30 p.m.; free

The Nora School Poetry & Literary Series
Featuring Michele Wolf, Martin H. Dickinson and JoAnne Growney
An open reading featuring Nora student poets will conclude the event.

The Nora School
955 Sligo Avenue
Silver Spring, Maryland
For more information: 301-495-6672; nora-school.org

Closest Metro stop: Silver Spring, on the Red Line. It’s a 10-minute walk from the Metro stop to The Nora School. When you exit the Metro station, turn left onto Colesville Road. Turn left onto East-West Highway; turn left onto Georgia Avenue. Then turn right onto Sligo Avenue.

Writing

Read Michele’s poem “Archaeology” on Verse Daily »here.

Read Michele’s blog post “What is your adoption experience?” as well as “How has the adoption experience affected your poetry?” and three poems on the website Poets on Adoption »here.

Read Michele’s tribute to Gotham Book Mart, a place that was key to her education about publishing poems, in her post about her Getting Your Poems Into Print workshop, on The Writer’s Center blog, First Person Plural »here.

Read Michele’s piece “Poetry Readings: The Art of Creating a Poet-Audience Bond” on The Writer’s Center’s blog, First Person Plural, »here.

Teaching

SATURDAY, MAY 3, 3-6 p.m.

The Writer’s Center
Workshop: Getting Your Poetry Published


Whether you have yet to submit your first poem to a literary journal or are ready to offer a publisher a book-length manuscript, this intensive one-day workshop will give you advice on how to succeed, tailored to your work’s strengths. Get tips on placing poems in print and online journals, why anthologies are such an appealing platform, how to publish chapbooks and books, the pros and cons of contests, the etiquette of poetry submission, how to develop your poetry network, and how to keep your morale high while facing rejection in a highly competitive field. Magazine handouts will be provided.
Cost: $43.50 (Writer’s Center member), $50 (nonmember).

Workshop leader: Michele Wolf

Read Michele’s tribute to Gotham Book Mart, a place that was key to her education about publishing poems, in her post about her Getting Your Poems Into Print workshop, on The Writer’s Center blog, First Person Plural »here.

The Writer’s Center
4508 Walsh Street
Bethesda (GPS: Use Chevy Chase), Maryland
For more information: 301-654-8664; writer.org

Closest Metro stop: Take the Red Line to the Bethesda stop, exit via the elevator, and turn right (south) along Wisconsin Avenue. It’s less than a 10-minute walk from the station to The Writer’s Center. Cross Wisconsin (so you’ll be on the east side of the street) when convenient. Turn left at Walsh Street; The Writer’s Center will be on your right.

SATURDAY, MAY 17, 3-4 p.m.

Gaithersburg Book Festival
Workshop: Getting Your Poetry Published

Whether you have yet to submit your first poem to a literary journal or are ready to offer a publisher a book-length manuscript, Michele Wolf’s one-hour mini version of her three-hour Writer’s Center workshop provides advice on how to succeed. Get tips on placing poems in print and online journals, why anthologies are such an appealing platform, how to publish chapbooks and books, the pros and cons of contests, the etiquette of poetry submission, how to develop your poetry network, and how to keep your morale high while facing rejection in a highly competitive field. A Q&A period will follow.
Cost: Free.

Workshop leader: Michele Wolf

Read Michele’s Gaithersburg Book Festival blog about a surprising financial windfall she received after one of her poems was accepted for an anthology »here.

Gaithersburg Book Festival
The Writer’s Center Tent
Gaithersburg City Hall Grounds
31 South Summit Avenue
Gaithersburg, Maryland
For more information: gaithersburgbookfestival.org/gbf-programs/workshops/