Saturday, May 12, 2018

Readings in May & Early June

Here are some readings I'm giving in May and June. Come out to one or all!






Monday May 14 at Spoonbill Studio (7pm) w/ a number of great poets I admire.  Link here.






Friday May 18 at (7 pm) Wendy's Subway with Bridget Talone, Emily Toder, and Jackie Clark.  Event link here.




Wednesday May 30 at Book Culture UWS with Ellen Steinbaum at Book Culture 536 W112th St.




Sunday June 3rd at Botanica (5pm) - Rutgers New Brunswick Creative Writing Faculty Reading

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Camp Lawless

ALSO!  I'm teaching Camp Lawless again this year!  Don't delay! Register early to snag your spot.  This summer will feature new guests, field trips to a museum, writing and walking, as well as in class workshop and constant/consistent feedback from me!

Here's the Facebook Link.

Register here.

If you have any questions, by all means email me at aelawless @  gmail dot com  - and I would be happy to answer them!  I'd love to answer any questions or concerns you might have!  This summer will be magic!


Tuesday, April 3, 2018

WHAT WILD ECSTACY/ Writing Class at Wendy's Subway!

Dear readers of my blog,

I'd like to formally announce that I'm teaching a class in April and May.  It's coming up - starts April 17, so sign up today!    If you have any questions, shoot me an email at aelawless at gmail dot com

 Here's the official info/course description from Wendy's Subway

  1. What Wild Ecstasy? An Ekphrastic Workshop
    Led by Amy Lawless

    Dates: Tuesdays, April 17-May 22, 2018 (6 weeks)
    Times: 7:00-9:30pm 
    Capacity: 12 participants
    Cost: sliding scale, $25-50/session ($150-300 total)
    Registration deadline: April 15th
    Register here.
    Experiment with a range of generative writing exercises in this six-week poetry workshop. Ekphrasis is the process of responding to works of art, images, media, and music through writing. We will use this as a jumping off point as we collaborate with each other and the library at Wendy’s Subway. We will also study performance of all sorts (e.g., film, virtual performances) for rhetorical insight into generating new texts.

    By journaling before/in front of/with books and art with glee, shock, and ardor, students will gain an audacious authority over their given subjects. This may lead to a high output of writing (poems) and a toolkit for creative composition. In collaborating with each other, we will dip our toes into a version of a “creative communism” that prompted Robert Rauschenberg to reflect that “ideas are not real estate.”

    Students’ poems/hybrid writing will be workshopped in small groups, in full class workshops, and by Amy Lawless individually. Readings will be drawn from poems, short stories, multimodal/virtual sources, and essays.

    Required Tools: A poetic impulse and writing utensils.

    Amy Lawless is the author of the poetry collections My Dead (2013) and Broadax (2017), both from Octopus Books. With Chris Cheney, she is the author of the hybrid book I Cry: The Desire to Be Rejected from Pioneer Works Press' Groundworks Series (2016). Her chapbook, A Woman Alone, was published by Sixth Finch in 2017. Poems have been anthologized in Best American Poetry (a collaboration with Angela Veronica Wong), Academy of American Poets' Poem-a-Day: 365 Poems for Every Occasion, and the Brooklyn Poets Anthology. Individual poems have appeared widely in print and online publications. Her collaborative poems have appeared in The Volta (with Chris Cheney), Pinwheel and The Common (with Angela Veronica Wong), and The Fanzine and forthcoming in Wendy’s Subway’s Ritual and Capital anthology (with Jeff Alessandrelli). She received a poetry fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts in 2011, and has recently taught poetry workshops at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Pioneer Works, Bowery Poetry Club, and Poets House.

yrs,
Amy

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Broadax in classrooms!

Hey,  I would love to visit classrooms and chat with students about Broadax. If you're a teacher and just taught my book, I'd love to visit or video conference into classrooms!  Just shoot me an email at aelawless at gmail dot com

Monday, February 19, 2018

Some readings

I'm doing some readings in March & wanted to post them here!  I'll update this w/ links and updates

(At AWP): March 8, Tampa, Florida:  a rooftop reading  on Thursday March 8th from 8-10pm at this place called Fly with many readers  (Octopus Books, Canarium, Books, Dorothy a Publishing Project, and Nightboat Books). Other readers and Facebook event page here.


~~~West Coast Tour~~~

March 25 Seattle, WASHINGTON with with Angela Veronica Wong and Jeff Alessandrelli and Anastasia Renee

March 26 Portland, OREGON  Smallpressapalooza 2018   6-10 pm  with many

March 27  Portland, OREGON @ IPRC with with Angela Veronica Wong and Jeff Alessandrelli and Emily Kendal Frey


March 30, Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA  at the Poetic Research Bureau  with Angela Veronica Wong and Jeff Alessandrelli