Friday, December 18, 2020

Virtual Poetry Workshops for Mature Adults Registration Open

Laura Boss
Maria Gillan

Workshops leaders Maria Gillan and Laura Boss will be offering their popular writing workshops for mature adults virtually via Zoom this winter and in Spring 2021.

This Zoom workshop series is open to adults 50 and over. 

There will be 3 separate session offerings. The cost is $90 for each session, which includes six classes. You can also register for two sessions at  $180 or all three sessions at $270.

Please indicate the workshop session(s) for which you are registering: 

Winter 2021 session: January 21, 28 & February 4, 11, 18 & 25 

Spring 2021 session: March 11, 18, 25 & April 8, 15, 22 

Late Spring session 2021: May 20, 27 & June 3, 10. 17 & 24

Any questions, contact Smita Desai at 973-684-6555 or

Visit the Poetry Center website 

Maria Mazziotti Gillan is the winner 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 her book, All That Lies Between Us. She is the Founder/Executive Director of the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College, editor of the Paterson Literary Review, and Professor Emerita of English and creative writing at Binghamton University—SUNY. Her most recent books are the poetry and photography collection, Paterson Light and Shadow and the poetry collection, What Blooms in Winter. Her collection of poems paired with some of her paintings is The Girls in the Chartreuse Jackets. Her artist's website is and her poetry website is

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: The Best Lover (NYQ Books); Reports from the Front (CCC), Arms: New and Selected Poems and Flashlight (both Guernica). She co-edited with John Gallaher, Time Is a Toy:  Selected Poems of Michael Benedikt (University of Akron, 2014).  Visit her website: 

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