Cantab Workshop for Wednesday, January 15, 2020 with Kyle Lopez

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 Kyle Carrero Lopez is a Black Cuban-American poet. Originally from North Jersey, he is an MFA candidate in poetry at NYU and reads poetry submissions for Homology Lit. Learn more about the workshop leader here.

This generative workshop will be focused on freshening up our word choices! As poets we often return to a few thematic obsessions over and over, but by varying our vocabularies, we can make each retread of these subjects feel totally new. We’ll scan for words new to our writing, then work on drafting and sharing poems using what we’ve found. Some of the poets we’ll look at are Camonghe Felix, Joy Harjo, & Adrian Matejka.

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.