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Love in the Time of Covid-19 – A Virtual Writing Retreat with author Tina Barry

May 18, 2020


May 18-June 1, via our asynchronous platform WetInk, with a Zoom author chat TBA
Open Genre—appropriate for poets and prose writers
Cost: $150 Nonmembers, $125 Members, $75 student
Limited to 15 students

Join us online for a two-week writing retreat using poetry and short fiction to explore who we are individually and to each other at this unprecedented moment.

At a time when our need for connection is at its greatest, we’ll write to heal, as we look at work that channels love, fear and what it means to be human. Experimenting with different forms and exploring unique ways to source new language, you’ll conclude with drafts for several pieces that reflect your experiences of isolation, longing and hope for the future. Aspects of craft will also be discussed throughout the two weeks.


Tina Barry is the author of Beautiful Raft (Big Table Publishing, 2019) and Mall Flower (Big Table Publishing, 2016). Tina’s work appears in numerous anthologies including The Best Small Fictions 2016 and 2020, Nasty Women Poets, and A Constellation of Kisses. Her poetry and fiction appear in Drunken Boat, Inch Magazine, the Lascaux Review, The American Poetry Journal, and Yes, Poetry. Tina is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee and has had several Best of the Net nods. She holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from Long Island University, Brooklyn. Tina teaches at The Poetry Barn and Gemini Ink.


May 18, 2020
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Alexandra van de Kamp