The Hundred Thousand Billion Poems Workshop Timelines: 3b: Past Workshops (Unseen Archive)

The Hundred Thousand Billion Poems-min

Instructor: Laura Marris
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: March 26 & 28, 2019
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

The Hundred Thousand Billion Poems Workshop

In this workshop, we will try out several experiments for generating new poems. We will make poetry flip books, practice “translating” ourselves onto the page, and explore the process of honing our craft by creating multiple variations of a single piece. We will also work on the fundamentals of making a poem, including tension, imagination, and surprise. Participants will take home as many potential poems as possible, to keep writers’ block at bay for months to come. No prior poetry or writing experience necessary!

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


About the Teaching Artist
Laura Marris

Laura Marris is a poet and translator. Her work has appeared in The Yale Review, The Volta, The Brooklyn Rail, and elsewhere. Recent translation projects include The Safe House (University of Chicago Press) and a comic book version of Proust (W.W. Norton). She teaches creative writing and serves as Director of the Favorite Poem Project, an organization dedicated to celebrating, documenting, and encouraging poetry’s role in our lives.