Virtual Poetry Workshop with Mona Kareem

12 – 2 p.m. EDT, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020
Virtual Poetry Workshop with Mona Kareem

Registration required by Aug. 13

Join AANM artist-in-residence, poet, and translator Mona Kareem for a one-day Virtual Poetry Workshop! This workshop is for adult writers and teens age 17+ who are committed to using poetry as a medium to explore and intertwine the personal with the political. Those interested in themes, practices, theory and/or poetics of translation in relation to expression and narrative are especially welcome to join.

Mona Kareem will provide participants with two texts to review as well as a writing prompt prior to the workshop (via email). The workshop will unfold, via Zoom, with a close reading of selected texts, followed by an open reading and discussion of participants’ poems.

Workshop timeline:

Aug. 13: Registration deadline; limited to 10 participants
Aug. 16: Poet will provide participants with selected reading texts and a writing prompt
Aug. 23: Writing prompt submission deadline
Aug. 30: Workshop from 12 – 2 p.m.

Register by Aug. 13 to secure your spot in the workshop!

Mona Kareem is the author of three poetry collections, most recently Femme Ghosts (Publication Studio, 2019), a trilingual chapbook. Her work has been translated into nine languages and published in anthologies and periodicals, including Brooklyn RailMichigan Quarterly ReviewAmbitThe Los Angeles Review of BooksAsymptoteWords Without BordersPoetry InternationalPEN EnglishModern Poetry in TranslationTwo Lines and Specimen. She has held fellowships with Poetry International, BANFF Center, Norwich Center and Forum Transregionale Studien. Kareem has been a featured writer at festivals and conferences in Cairo, Istanbul, Berlin, Amsterdam, Brussels, Seoul, Copenhagen and across the United States. She holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from SUNY Binghamton, and has taught at SUNY Binghamton, Rutgers, Bronx Community College and the University of Maryland.


Related event: Aug. 13: Live Reading & Discussion with Mona Kareem


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  • August 30, 2020 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • 12:00 pm