Cantab Workshop for June 19, 2019 with James Merenda: Sneaking into the Poem

Arrive in advance of tonight’s event for an early-bird workshop at the Cantab Lounge before the show. The one-hour workshop has limited space and begins at 5:30, with latecomers admitted no later than 6:00. This is a generative workshop that is open to anyone who wants to write a poem and contribute to the night’s feeling of community.

Workshop leader James Merenda is a queer & nonbinary poet, playwright, and organizer raised outside of NYC and currently living in Somerville. Learn more about James, who will also be the featured poet for the night, at this link.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: Sneaking into the Poem
The workshop leader will provide example poems that present a topic through an unexpected or counter-intuitive lens, then guide workshoppers through multiple prompts to create small entrances to a topics that can feel too large or complex to tackle all at once.

Cover charge is $5-$20 sliding scale, which includes admission to the evening show. We ask financially stable poets to consider contributing the higher end of this scale (or more) in order to defer costs for others and support this teaching artist’s generous donation of time to our space.

Due to the constraints of the venue, this workshop has limited space; room can be guaranteed to poets who identify as POC or queer. The best way to secure a spot in the workshop is to send an email.

The venue is 18+ and a photo ID is required. For more information on the night’s open mic, click here.