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Pieces of Eight April Poetry Workshop with Alan King

  • MahoganyBooks 1231 Good Hope Road Southeast Washington, DC, 20020 United States (map)

Bring It Back, Come Rewind: The Remix

April 8 @ 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM EDT

Join us for our Duende District x MahoganyBooks Pieces of Eight Workshop Series, hosted by poet Alan King.

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“A fixture on the D.C. MD VA scene since 1999, Alan has at one time blessed every Open Mic spot throughout the area. Mangoes, he was there; Brookland Cup Of Dreams, he was there. The “first” Java Head Cafe in College Park, he was there. The first Mocha Hut on 14th St, he was there. Yogi’s Records, he was there; Harambe’s in Adams Morgan, he was there. Teaism, he was there; and Bar Nun, he was there. This cat is a walking history book of D.C. poetry. Not only that, he’s a dynamic performer and prolific writer” — Derrick Weston Brown, poet-in-resident at the 14th and V streets Busboys and Poets.

About the Workshop:

Have Writer’s Block? Too often, writers find themselves in a space where the words won’t come, can’t come. There are other times where writers find themselves in a space where they are not satisfied with what they are writing, or even how the words are arriving to the page. Poet and journalist Alan King will give you a few ways to jump start your creativity and generate new work.

About the Facilitator:

Alan King is the author of POINT BLANK (Silver Birch Press, 2016) and DRIFT (Willow Books, 2012). King’s honors include fellowships from Cave Canem and Voices of Our Nations Arts (VONA) Foundation, three Pushcart Prize nominations as well as three nominations for Best of the Net selection. His poems and short stories appear in various literary journals, magazines and are featured on public radio.

He’s a husband, father and communications professional who blogs about art and social issues at A Cave Canem graduate fellow, he holds an MFA from the Stonecoast Program.