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Women Who Submit Fall Workshop: On Silence In Poetry with Ashaki M. Jackson

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About the workshop: Guided by poems written by Kimiko Hahn, Shane Book, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Eduardo C. Corral and Chiyuma Elliott, participants will briefly discuss space as a means to call for quiet in writing. We'll explore where space functions as a silencer and spend the period crafting terms and designing stanzas that call for quiet.

About the Facilitator: Ashaki M. Jackson is an applied social psychologist, program evaluator and poet who works with youth through research, evaluation and creative writing mentoring. She is a Cave Canem alumna, VONA alumna and co-founder of Women Who Submit. Her work appears inCURA and Prairie Schooner among other publications. Author of two chapter-length collections – Surveillance (Writ Large Press) and Language Lesson (MIEL) – Jackson earned her creative writing MFA from Antioch University Los Angeles and a psychology doctorate from Claremont Graduate University. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

Tickets: $80 per workshop / $60 WWS & PEN members
$200 for all 3 workshops / $150 WWS & PEN members

WWS Fall Workshop Series includes: 

10/1 - On Silence in Poetry with Ashaki M. Jackson

11/5 - On Movement and Writing with Jay O’Shea

12/3 - Public Notebook to Book with Wendy C. Ortiz

About Women Who Submit: Women Who Submit seeks to empower women writers by creating physical and virtual spaces for sharing information, supporting and encouraging submissions to literary journals, and clarifying the submission and publication process. 

The Women Who Submit Fall Workshop Series, in partnership with PEN Center USA and Avenue 50 Studios, is a not-for-profit event created as a fundraiser for future WWS programming, events, and conference presentations. It is open to people of all genders, orientations, and creeds.