Celebrating East African Writing!

Editing & Critiquing Poetry – Matthew Shenoda & Ladan Osman

Masterclass: Critiquing & Editing Poetry
With: Matthew Shenoda (Egypt/USA) & Ladan Osman (Somalia/USA)
Time: Thur 18th September 2:30pm – 5:30pm
Venue: Nairobi National Museum

One of the most essential elements of poetry writing is the process of editing alongside self critique and peer critique. In this workshop we will examine various ways of conceptualizing work as a writer engages the writing process and as a way to gain a critical understanding of one’s own writing. We will then look at a rubric for editing and critiquing that helps the poet reach the aims they set out to achieve in their writing.

Matthew Shenoda is a writer and educator whose poems and writings have appeared in a variety of newspapers, journals, radio programs and anthologies. He has been twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize and his work has been supported by the California Arts Council and the Lannan Foundation among others.  See Bio.

Ladan Osman is a Somali-American poet and teacher. Her poetry is centered on her Somali and Muslim heritage, and has been published in a number of prominent literary magazines. In 2014, she was awarded the annual Sillerman First Book Prize for her collection The Kitchen Dweller’s Testimony.

Please bring with you one poem that exemplifies the work you care about most.

Buy a Festival Day Ticket(Saturday or Sunday] or Festival Season Pass (covers all days) and get access to our Masterclass Series FREE! Condition: Pre-registration is a MUST [Early Bird Deal valid only until 30th August!]

Only 15 spaces available for this class so REGISTER NOW!




This entry was posted on July 21, 2014 by in Writer's Blog.
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