Thursday, August 21, 2014

Fall & Spring Poetry Workshops for Adults Over 50

The Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College is offering poetry workshops for adults 50 and over for this fall and spring 2015.

This workshop series is open to adults 50 and over and the workshops will be led by poets Laura Boss and Maria Mazziotti Gillan. The cost is $60 for 4 sessions.

The workshops will be held at PCCC's Wanaque Academic Center (500 Union Avenue, Wanaque, NJ 07420)

The fall 2014 workshops will be October 2, 9, 16, and 30 from 1pm - 3pm.

The spring 2015 workshops will be March 5, 12, 26 and April 9.

Laura Boss is a first-place winner of PSA’s Gordon Barber Poetry Contest. Founder and editor of Lips, she is the recipient of three NJSCA Poetry Fellowships, and, in June 2011 received the first International Poetry Award at the International Poetry Festival in Swansea, Wales. Her books include: Reports from the Front (CCC), Arms: New and Selected Poems (Guernica) and Flashlight (Guernica). She recently co-edited with John Gallaher, Time is a Toy: The Selected Poems of Michael Benedikt
(University of Akron, 2014). Her poems have appeared in The New York Times.

Maria Mazziotti Gillan is a recipient of the 2014 George Garrett Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature from AWP, the 2011 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award from Poets & Writers, and the 2008 American Book Award for All That Lies Between Us (Guernica Editions). She is founder /executive director of the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College, editor of the Paterson Literary Review, director of the Binghamton Center for Writers and the creative writing program, and professor of English at Binghamton University-SUNY. She has published 20 books, including The Girls in the Chartreuse Jackets (Cat in the Sun Books, 2014), Ancestors’ Song (Bordighera Press, 2013, Writing Poetry To Save Your Life: How To Find The Courage To Tell Your Stories, and The Silence in an Empty House (NYQ Books, 2013), and with her daughter, she is co-editor of four anthologies.

You may download a printable PDF of the workshop brochure and registration form which can be mailed along with payment to: The Poetry Center at PCCC, One College Blvd., Paterson, NJ 07505-1179.

For questions, contact the Center at 973-684-6555 or email

The Poetry Center was awarded a Citation of Excellence and is funded, in part, by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/ Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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