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Duende x Mahogany PIECES OF EIGHT Poetry Workshop Series

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

Join us for a special launch of our new Duende District x MahoganyBooks Pieces of Eight Poetry Reading & Workshop Series, hosted by poet Derrick Weston Brown!

Bring It Back, Come Rewind: A Poetry Workshop with Derrick Weston Brown: Restorative Practices for Poets & Writers to Keep Their Writing Fires Burning When Inspiration Ain’t Enuf!

Cost: $15, limited to 10 spaces, register here!

Course Description:

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. There are other times when writers find themselves grappling with the unnerving reality that their beloved genre, may not be the accurate vehicle for the words they need to write. Each of these moments can stall one’s writing momentum and in some cases torpedo enthusiasm. This two-hour workshop facilitated by Poet and Cultural Curator Derrick Weston Brown, will discuss the ways in which writers can both return to the source of their writing fire by utilizing a series of exercises and resources to engage writers in finding their own way back from a loss of words.


Derrick Weston Brown holds an MFA in Creative Writing from American University. He is the founding Poet-In-Residence of Busboys and Poets. He is a graduate of the Cave Canem and VONA summer workshops. His work has been published and featured in such print journals and online publications as, The This Mag, JoINT, Colorlines and The Tidal Basin Review.  His debut collection of poetry, Wisdom Teeth was released in 2011 through  PM Press.  He resides in Mount Rainier MD. You can follow him on social media on Facebook, Instagram @theoriginalDerrickWestonBrown or through