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Words @ Weeksville: Adult Writing Workshop with Mahogany L. Browne

  • Weeksville Heritage Center 158 Buffalo Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11213 United States (map)

Poet Mahogany L. Browne, who burst onto our collective consciousness in 2016 with her poem "Black Girl Magic" on the PBS Newshour, will lead a hands-on writing workshop that will help you awaken, amplify and hone your poetic voice.

This writing workshop is designed to investigate how our memories inform our poetry. Focusing on imagery and new ways in which we look at the body as a landscape, our dreams as a blueprint and our yesterdays as an almanac. The workshop consists of five components: analysis, discussion, writing, editing & performance. This journey will bloom new writing in an effort to create an urgent dialogue using our memories as limbs with their own language.

Cost is $20 and participants will receive a copy of Browne's book, Black Girl Magic.

Mahogany L. Browne

Mahogany Browne, an alum of Cave Canem, Poets House & Serenbe Focus, is the author of several books including Redbone (nominated for NAACP Outstanding Literary Works), Dear Twitter: Love Letters Hashed Out On-line, recommended by Small Press Distribution & Best Poetry Books of 2010. Mahogany is the author of illustrated book Black Girl Magic (Roaring Press/Macmillan) & co-editor of forthcoming anthology The Break Beat Poets: Black Girl Magic. She is an Urban Word NYC Artistic Director (as seen on HBO’s Brave New Voices), founder of Women Writers of Color Reading Room, Programming for BLM@Pratt and facilitates performance poetry and writing workshops throughout the country. Browne is also the publisher of Penmanship Books, the Nuyorican Poets Café Friday Night Slam curator and recent graduate from Pratt Institute MFA Writing & Activism program.

Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @mobrowne.