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July Third Thursday: "What Makes Writing Poetic?"

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603 N. Lamar Blvd., 3rd FL
Austin, TX 78703

7/18/2019 From 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Third Thursday

Our Third Thursday program offers free and open to the public monthly discussions on the craft and business of writing. Each month, we focus on a specific topic of interest to writers and readers, bringing together four distinguished panelists for a conversation moderated by the Writers' League of Texas' Program Director.


Third Thursday

Thursday, July 18, 2019

7:00 pm start

BookPeople (Third Floor)

603 North Lamar Blvd.

Austin, TX 78703


Free and Open to the Public


"What Makes Writing Poetic?"


It's common for readers--and writers, too--to describe novels as "poetic." Usually this means that the language is lyrical, but the lyric is only one type of poetry and only one style available to poets (and prose writers as well). In this panel, four poets will discuss what "poetic" actually means and all of the style possible within modern poetry by reading and talking about some of their favorite poems. We'll also talk about what prose writers can learn from poetry. If you're looking for your next favorite poet, this should be a must-attend event.


Charlie Clark’s poetry has appeared in New England Review, Ploughshares, Threepenny Review, and other journals. He is a 2019–2020 NEA fellow in poetry. His book, The Newest Employee of the Museum of Ruin, will be published by Four Way Books in fall 2020. He lives in Austin, TX.



Zoë Fay-Stindt’s work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and has appeared or is forthcoming in fields, The Indianapolis Review, Winter Tangerine, and others. Most recently, she was selected as a recipient for the national Gemini Ink poetry mentorship with Barbara Ras. When she’s not writing her own poetry, she works for an adult college program in Austin, where she facilitates and supports community writing workshops and helps others strengthen their voices.







Tomás Q. Morín is the author of Patient Zero and A Larger Country, winner of the APR/Honickman Prize and runner-up for the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award. He is co-editor with Mari L’Esperance of the anthology, Coming Close: 40 Essays on Philip Levine, and translator of The Heights of Macchu Picchu by Pablo Neruda. He is at work on a memoir about fathers. He teaches at Drew University and in the low residency MFA program of Vermont College of Fine Arts.







Allyson Whipple is a poet, amateur naturalist, and perpetual student. She is the author of two chapbooks, most recently, Come Into the World Like That. She teaches at Austin Community College and serves as Executive Director of Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review.