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Office Hours Poetry Workshop

Provides post-MFA poets continued support for manuscript-development and everyday writing. The workshop culminates in a public reading each fall and spring to showcase sizzling new work. 

We welcome all poets, especially people of color,  LGBTQ+, and those who are femme-identified. Our name derives from our side hustle. Many of us are freelance, adjunct instructors, who continue to thrive in the margins of academia.  

Each member workshops a poem every session, thus, we curtail membership at or below 7 people to allow for busy schedules. The workshop meets every two weeks following the fall and spring academic calendar. We charge zero fees to join. Interested writers should submit 6 pages of work to be reviewed by the workshop facilitator sarahmariesala@gmail.com or drop us a line to learn more! 

Fall 2019 Craft Classes at BGSQD. Classes take place 11:00 AM-1:00 PM with a reading to follow 1:30 PM- 2:30 PM:

Saturday October 26th, 2019 Paco Márquez
Saturday November 9th, 2019 J. Mae Barizo
Sunday December 8th, 2019 Jericho Brown

Fall Showcase Reading is TBD at BGSQD.

Spring 2020 Craft Classes at BGSQD. Classes take place 11:00 AM-1:00 PM with a reading to follow 1:30 PM- 2:30 PM:

Saturday February 8th, 2020 Gregory Pardlo

MEMBERS
Marty Correia
Linda Harris-Dolan
Sharon Her
Sophie Heron
Jen Levitt
Caitlin McDonnell
Maddie Mori
Paco Marquez
Holly Mitchell
Dacota Pariseau
Sahar Romani
Sarah Sala
Jennifer Sorel

ALUMNI
Michael Broder
Marty Correia
Aimee Herman
Jimena Lucero 
Christine Malvasi 
Caitlin McDonnell
Sanjana Nair
Elsbeth Pancrazi
Victoria Sanz
Irene Villasenor
Yanyi

PREVIOUS CRAFT INSTRUCTORS
Catherine Barnett
CA Conrad
JP Howard
Aldrin Valdez
Yanyi 
Candace Williams

Read a recap of Aldrin Valdez’s Craft Class here

Check out a recap of the 2017 Office Hours Spring Showcase here.