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Ada Limon Craft Talk
October 30, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 amFree
Mining the Self: Utilizing Obsessions
In this craft talk we'll look at poems that handle autobiography and obsessions in unique and challenging ways. We'll examine how delving into what makes you tick and what drives your own work ultimately serve to make your manuscripts stronger. We'll also use a writing prompt designed to let your fixations guide you deeper into a new piece of writing.
Ada Limón is the author of five books of poetry, including Bright Dead Things, which was named a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry, a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, a finalist for the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award, and one of the Top Ten Poetry Books of the Year by The New York Times. Her other books include Lucky Wreck, This Big Fake World, and Sharks in the Rivers. She serves on the faculty of Queens University of Charlotte Low Residency M.F.A program, and the 24Pearl Street online program for the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. She also works as a freelance writer in Lexington, Kentucky. Her new collection, The Carrying, was released by Milkweed Editions in August of 2018.