September 23rd- Workshop and Reading 4:30- 6PM free workshop with Mike Hickey
6:15 to 8:15 Reading and Open Mic w/ Michael G. Hickey and Mary Pneuman
Workshop Topic - "Comic-Tragic Fusion: Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable." Focusing on fully developing a story's conflict to a crisis point, and the importance of not cheating the reader by not being mean enough to the characters. Includes an interactive workshop exercise.
MICHAEL G. HICKEY was born in southern Illinois and is the oldest of eleven children. He received a BA in creative writing from the University of Arizona, and an MFA from the University of Washington. He is a tenured writing professor at South Seattle College.
Hickey has published two books of poetry, In Defense of Eve and A Dress Walked by with a Woman Inside. His first novel was published in 2012 "Counterclockwise". His second pending novel is "Tell Me What You Want." He was elected as Seattle's eighth "Poet Populist" in 2008, his motto is to "work hard and have fun,” and his life goal is to take over the world 25 students at a time!
Reading and open mic - 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. with Michael G. Hickey and Mary Pneuman (Nature of Things – Selected Poems)
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A little different this month. Our normal 3rd Saturday PoetryIsEverything reading is on the 4th Saturday this month (because Chris J's daughter is getting married YAY! And so bumped to 4th Saturday). Also the focus on the workshop will be prose this time. Mike my also read a brief prose piece as well as poetry at the reading... but it will be mostly poetry at the reading and open mic.