Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

NYWW Lunch Poems, Lunch Prose



a series of six lunchtime workshops, four sessions each

Learn More

SKU: 5118642 Categories: , Tags: , , ,

Event Details

Date: 06/01/2021

Start time: 12:00

End time: 12:55

Venue: Zoom

Address: , New York, , 10003


Lunch Poems, Lunch Prose

The idea for this course springs from Frank O’Hara’s legendary collection, Lunch Poems, which, as the story goes, O’Hara composed on lunch breaks from his work as a curator at MoMA. The collection’s poems are filled with imagery, idea, fun, and spontaneity. Yours will be, too, if you follow O’Hara’s simple rules: “You just go on your nerve, you take your chances and try to avoid being logical.” Beginning June 1, NYWW will offer synchronous zoom session lunchtime workshops. The sessions will last 50 minutes, from 12N to 12:50 (EST), leaving participants enough time to stop at the hot dog or pretzel stands on their way back to–where do people go these days, because its not the office. Anyway, four 50 minutes sessions per week, M-T-W-Th, with a rotating roster of workshop leaders, each of whom will determine the week’s focus (poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, memoir, or a mix). Each session will begin with a short craft talk, a short craft sample, a prompt, exercise-writing time, and time at the end for a few shares. The clock will be watched, you’ll be in, out, and on your way back to work or the pool with a notebook full of drafts.

Instructors and schedule as follows:

Week 1: June 1-4, Tim Tomlinson
Week 2: June 7-10, Frances Kai-Hwa Wang
Week 3: June 14-17, Dawn Raffel
Week 4: June 21-24, Ravi Shankar
Week 5: June 28July 1, Vasilis Manousakis
Week 6*: July 6-9, Ruth Danon

*Sessions each week run M-T-W-Th, except Weeks 1 and 6, which run T-W-Th-F.

If registering for one week, please indicate week and instructor.

All sessions via zoom; invitation links to be sent the day before each week’s sessions.

Refund Policy

Shomee's general policy is to allow customers to request full or partial refunds up to 14 days after order completion, and must provide a reason for the refund request. Sellers (the event creator) can also specify their own terms. Refunds are not guaranteed.

Cancellation / Return / Exchange Policy

An event ticket, booking, or other virtual product purchase is considered a completed order at the time of purchase. Physical orders are considered completed when the product has been shipped. Sellers (the event creator) may also define their own terms related to cancellation and reschedules of events and booking engagements due to COVID-19 impacts, low enrollment, inclement weather, or other circumstances which would make the event non-viable.


No questions yet