Our Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

As a precaution to help limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and care for our community, Just Buffalo Literary Center has postponed a number of events, and we will follow the guidance of Buffalo Public Schools in terms of Just Buffalo Writing Center programming.

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Somatic Constraint Based Poetry (Youth) Timelines: 3b: Past Workshops (Unseen Archive), 4: Julianne Neely Workshops & Events

In this workshop we will use Somatic Poetry as an inspiration to guide us through constraint based procedures to help make creative and new poems. Constraints demand us to make choices and can help us see language and poetic making in a new way. We will write sonnets with our eyes closed, sing words out loud, clap our hands in between lines, and much more.

Where: Online Workshop
Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Time: 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Email the Writing Center at jbwc@justbuffalo.org.
This workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 10 participants.

Writers are welcome to participate with or without video and audio during any of our virtual sessions. If you have any questions/issues accessing any of these opportunities, please let us know and we will work with you to make sure you can participate.

Julianne Neely

About the Teaching Artist

Julianne Neely received her MFA degree from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, where she received the Truman Capote Fellowship, the 2017 John Logan Poetry Prize, and a Schupes Fellowship for Poetry. She is currently a Poetics PhD candidate and an English Department Fellow at the University at Buffalo. She is the author of the chapbook, The Body Beside Herself  (Slope Editions, 2018). Her writing has been published in Hyperallergic, VIDA, The Rumpus, The Iowa Review and more.