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Friday, May 1 • 8:30am - 9:30am
Writing From Memory: Workshop with Tara Skurtu *Student Track* FULL

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Personal memory is a trust fund of images, stories, and senses. And, in a way, it functions very much like a poem—its logic isn't chronological, it makes connections between seemingly unrelated moments, and it's always in a state of movement. In this workshop, we'll use prompts that allow us to travel into our memories and write unpredictable, spontaneous, and surprising poetry.

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Tara Skurtu

Poet, Teacher, Translator, Boston University Prison Education Program
Tara Skurtu, originally from South Florida, is a poet and translator living in Boston. She is the recipient of a 2015-16 Fulbright, a Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship, and two Academy of American Poets prizes. Tara teaches incarcerated college students through Boston University's Prison... Read More →

Friday May 1, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
Hawthorne Essex Room

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