Writing the Animal Within

Announcement Date : Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Led by: Donika Kelly, poet

Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: April 24 & 26, 2018
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

In this workshop, we’ll write about how putting people and animal experiences in observation can reveal something about the human experience. We will write poems using research on animals and persona poems where we attempt to see the world from another animal’s point of view.

Led by Donika Kelly author of BESTIARY (Graywolf 2016), winner of the 2015 Cave Canem Poetry Prize, long listed for the National Book Award (2016), and a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award (2017). A Cave Canem Graduate Fellow, she received her MFA in Writing from the Michener Center for Writers and a Ph.D. in English from Vanderbilt University. She is an Assistant Professor at St. Bonaventure University, where she teaches creative writing.

This workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 12 participants.