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Poetry Writing Workshop for Seniors Reading and Publication Event

Senior Poets, Poetry writing, poetry workshops, poetry nyc
Date and Time: 
September 10, 2015 - 2:00PM
Event Location: 
Stanley Kunitz Conference Room
Admission: 
Free and open to the public

Poet and workshop leader Joanna Furhman hosts a reading and publication party for From the Mouth of Babes, work by participants in her 6-week summer poetry workshop, held at Greenwich House Senior Center, Independence Plaza.

Patrice Harvey-Livingston: A native New Yorker educated in New York City’s public schools when three “R’s” reigned. Obtained a B.A. in Economics from New York University. Has a knack for the written word through poetry and prose. Recently learned to draw and paint. Published works include: New York Public Library, Mid-Manhattan Creative Writing, Poets House Writing Workshop for Seniors, and Community Agency for Senior Citizens, Staten Island, N.Y. A 2014 certificate winner in the 16th annual festival for Poetry of Loss, “A Journey of Generations.” In 2015 read selected poem “Rocks” at Chrysalis 17th Annual festival, and still going strong.

Edith Merle was born in upper Manhattan’s "El Barrio," an area populated by the city's new immigrants, reflecting the melting pot that was America. Her parents had migrated from Puerto Rico seeking a better life. Edith took advantage of this by obtaining a B.A. from CCNY and a M.A. in Education from Adelphi University. Early on, she won awards for her writing; as an editor of her high school newspaper, she wrote a weekly column. Today she writes about her childhood, her college days and everyday life. She has been published in UFT's magazine Reflections.

Nancy Rosing: Born 1936, Saint Paul MN. At sixteen decided to be an artist. BFA Minneapolis College of Art & Design - 1958. Scholarship Instituto Allende, San Miguel Mexico 1959. Studied Art History U of MN. Lived in Monreale, Italy 14 months 1966-67. Moved to New York City 1973. Traveled to China 1978.

Beth Rosaler studied comparative literature and worked at the New Yorker as a fact checker.

Amy Seidman strolled the same Newark streets, breathed the same air, drank from the same water supply, and drew sustenance from the same Jewish delis as did Phillip Roth, arguably America's greatest living author. Her first published writing was her high school year book's dedication to Miss Wycoff—homeroom teacher, senior class advisor, and grammarian without peer.

Born in East Harlem, Marie Soffer graduated from Julia Richman High School. She owned and operated retail shops on 42nd Street for twenty years, afterwards going on to become a manager of medical claim analysts. Currently retired, she is widowed, with one son.

Olga Wong lives in New York City. She is from Hadera, Israel. She likes quilts. She works with clay and paint for her descendants.

Malcah Zeldis is a self-taught American folk artist. Her work is in the permanent collections
of many museums including The National Museum of American art. She has illustrated eleven children’s books.

Workshop Leader Joanna Fuhrman is the author of five books of poetry, most recently The Year of Yellow Butterflies (Hanging Loose Press 2015) and Pageant (Alice James Books 2009). She teaches poetry writing at Rutgers University, Sarah Lawrence College, and in public schools through Teachers and Writers Collaborative. For more see: http://www.joannafuhrman.com

Event Sponsored By: 
Poets House
Event Type: 
Readings and Conversations
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