Poetry Workshops

Josh Lewis headshot

The Broome County Arts Council hosts a Poetry Workshop Series, facilitated by Dr. Joshua Lewis. There will be four sessions, listed below, during Fall 2019.

The workshops are free for Broome Arts Council Members and the General Public. Pre-registration is recommended. Please email jlewis2@binghamton.edu for further details.

Dr. Joshua Lewis obtained his PhD in English from Binghamton University in 2012, and he has been a part of the local community since 2004. His poetry has appeared in SUNY Broome Community College’s literary magazine, Breaking Ground, along with other literary journals such as the Patterson Literary Review and the Edison Literary Review. He also worked as a poetry editor for the Broome Review and is editing various poetry manuscripts for submission.

Workshop Schedule

Chapbook Workshop at the Broome County Arts Council
Monday, September 16th, 2019 at 6 – 8 pm at 95 Court Street, Artisan Gallery, Binghamton.
GOAL: The goal of this workshop is to explore how to set up a chapbook. What’s a chapbook? A chapbook is a type of street literature that came from early modern Europe. Chapbooks were produced at low cost as they were commonly small, paper-covered booklets, usually printed on a single sheet folded into books of 8, 12, 16 and 24 pages.

Found Poetry Workshop at the Broome County Arts Council
Monday, October 7th, 2019 at 6 – 8 pm at 95 Court Street, Artisan Gallery, Binghamton.
GOAL: The goal of this workshop is to explore the various facets of found poetry. What is found poetry? Found poetry is a type of poetry created by taking words, phrases, and sometimes whole passages from other sources and “reframing” them (a literary equivalent of a collage) by making changes in spacing and lines, by adding or deleting text, and in turn creating new meaning.

Refrains & Repetitions Workshop at the Broome County Arts Council
Monday, November 4th, 2019 at 6 – 8 pm at 95 Court Street, Artisan Gallery, Binghamton.
GOAL: The goal of this workshop is to explore how refrains and repetitions can be used in poetry for maximum effect.

Poetry Performace at the Broome County Arts Council
Monday, December 2nd, 2019 at 6 – 8 pm at 95 Court Street, Artisan Gallery, Binghamton.
GOAL: This poetry performance is open to the public, and all poets are welcome to read their work out loud to an attentive audience.