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One World presents Ideas in Action Workshop: Poetic Writing/Editing with Yanyi
Hello book club community!
We recently received news from our partners at One World publishing that they are launching a ✨new workshop series✨, with the inaugural one led by author Yanyi.
Yanyi is a writer and teacher dedicated to not only teaching workshops for students of color, but providing writing resources and mentorship to writers of all ages and backgrounds. He has a wonderful newsletter that offers writing advice and recently published a poetry collection: Dream of the Divided Field.
The goal of OW’s workshop series is to give more writers/readers of color direct access to our inspiring authors. The workshops are fully funded by OW/PRH, students will not pay.
This poetry manuscript workshop taught by Yanyi is for Asian American poets who are putting together books and finding themselves a bit stuck. Over the course of the class, every person in the class will have their manuscript (40-80 pages) workshopped by the class. There will be five sessions, and each session will take place on Sundays from 1 pm-4 pm, starting May 1st. The 6th class will be a public lecture on the making of Dream of the Divided Field and the things Yanyi has learned along the way.
We want to share this opportunity with our beloved book club community, as I know we have many writers, aspiring poets and novelists, and folks interested in writing in general. This is the first of many workshops, so keep watching this space as we share future workshops from OW.
Yanyi is the author of Dream of the Divided Field (One World Random House, 1 March 2022) and The Year of Blue Water (Yale University Press 2019), winner of the 2018 Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize. His work has been featured in or at NPR’s All Things Considered, New York Public Library, Tin House, Granta, and A Public Space, and he is the recipient of fellowships from Asian American Writers’ Workshop and Poets House. He holds an MFA in Poetry from New York University. He was most recently poetry editor at Foundry. Currently, he teaches creative writing at large and gives creative advice at The Reading.
About the workshop:
When: Every Sunday, 1-4 pm ET, starts Sunday, May, 1st
Cadence: 6 classes total
Where: via OW Zoom
Yanyi will be in charge of reviewing applications, so there is no favoritism from the publisher, and will be creating the content and lessons.
The first 5 classes will be for the selected 15 attendees, and the last class will be a public lecture, free for everyone.
We’re excited to share this news with our community and hope you all can take advantage of the opportunity! If you’re interested, apply below.