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MoonLit DC Workshop: Long Lines, Short Lines, Lines That Ring True

This workshop will explore the relative merits of writing across as opposed to down the page. What happens when we stretch our thought across, or cut it short and hang it down? We will discuss examples of long and short lined poems and students will be lead in writing and commenting on original work written during the workshop.

About the Instructor: Indran Amirthanayagam ( is a multilingual poet, translator, musician and arts organizer. He has published 16 books thus far including Coconuts On Mars (, The Elephants of Reckoning( Hanging Loose Press),which won the 1994 Paterson Poetry Prize, The Splintered Face: Tsunami Poems (Hanging Loose Press), Uncivil War (Mawenzi House/Tsar Books), and En busca de posada (Editorial Apogeo, Lima) . Indran's music album Rankont Dout was released in 2017. Indran directs Poetry at the Port, a monthly reading series at Port Au Prince restaurant in Silver Spring. He serves on the board of DC-ALT, an association of literary translators. He is a new editor of the Beltway Poetry Journal. Amirthanayagam has received fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the US/Mexico Fund for Culture and the Macdowell Colony for his poetry. 

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Event date: 
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
823 Ellsworth Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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