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Great Weather for Workshops

Poetry Writing Workshop, 

Living Room - NYC is excited to host a new poetry writing workshop series: Great Weather for Workshops.  Organized by Thomas Fucaloro, these are generative workshops that happen on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 8 pm, each with an exciting guest facilitator to always take your craft to a new and exciting place.  

It is our pleasure to announce the first guest facilitator is melissa christine goodrum.


In this workshop, we will:

* read and discuss several works of contemporary ekphrastic poetry

* listen and respond to transcendent music

* purposefully attend at least one current exhibition within the Living Room Gallery to compose in response

Attending poets will compose at least three new poems.

melissa christine goodrum is the editor of four print anthologies and the author of two full-length poetry collections: definitions uprising (NY Quarterly Press) and something sweet & filled with blood (great weather for MEDIA). Her poetic experiences include Poetry Workshop Leader for the Safe Return Project, Writing Teacher at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Administrative Director of Bowery Arts & Science, Pushcart Nominee, and the recipient of a Zora Neale Hurston Award from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University. Recently, she joined the poetry editorial staff at Pedestal Magazine.

Thomas Fucaloro is an NYC poet and author. The winner of a performance grant from the Staten Island Council of the Arts and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Thomas Fucaloro has been on six national slam teams. He holds an MFA in creative writing from the New School and is a co-founding editor of Great Weather for Media and NYSAI press. He is an adjunct professor at Wagner College and BMCC where he teaches world lit and advanced creative writing. He teaches poetry at Prison Writes. His latest chapbook, There is Always Tomorrow was released in 2017 by Mad Gleam Press. Since 2016, Thomas has helped in building a community of poets in Staten Island, focusing on making poetry accessible to all, either through the Life*Vest*Poetry Slam, The Who Needs Healing? Reading Series, or the free workshops offered at Staten Island Libraries and other various organizations.

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