Osterhout Library Poetry Workshop Series

Last year, the Osterhout Library in Wilkes Barre hosted free poetry workshops each month by a variety of different writers with publishing credits. The series has returned again this year, and tonight, my friend and fellow poet Dawn Leas will be hosting a workshop on found poetry. The event begins at 6:30 pm and is slated to run until 8 pm.

I am also going to teach a workshop in the series again. Mine will be held on Tuesday, March 20, also from 6:30-8 pm. The subject of my workshop is finding journals to place your poetry. We will look at different methods of finding journals suitable for your poetry and writing a cover letter for editors. What I will stress the most, though, is that you should NEVER send your work out to any journal if it is not ready for prime time. Revise, revise, and revise some more.

Check out the workshop series as it progresses through the spring months. The series will conclude on Tuesday, June 19 with an open reading of students and instructors. All of the workshops are free and open to writers of any level. The library is located on 71 S. Franklin St.

About Brian Fanelli

I'm a poet, teacher, music junkie and much more. My first chapbook of poems, Front Man, was published in 2010 by Big Table Publishing. My full-length book of poems, All That Remains, was published in 2013 by Unbound Content. My latest book, Waiting for the Dead to Speak, was published in the fall of 2016 by NYQ Books. My work has also been published by The Los Angeles Times, World Literature Today, Harpur Palate, Boston Literary Magazine, Kentucky Review, Verse Daily, Spillway, Portland Review, and several other publications. My poetry has also been featured on "The Writer's Almanac" with Garrison Keillor. Currently, I teach English full-time at Lackawanna College.
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2 Responses to Osterhout Library Poetry Workshop Series

  1. Brian, thanks for this post. I forgot to tell you that the “final” featured reading/open will be 6/26 instead of 6/19 due to a schedule conflict. 6:30-8, Reading Room. It’s still Tuesday, just a week later.


  2. Thanks for the update, Rachael.

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