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Poems of Celebration (For A World Upside Down) with author Kevin Basl – Online Creative Writing Workshop in Partnership with Strathmore

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

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Poems of Celebration with author Kevin Basl

Creative writing is a tool for knowing yourself, understanding the world, and connecting with other people. Led by author Seema Reza and accomplished guest writers—including poets, memoirists, novelists, and storytellers—these generative community workshops follow the model developed by Community Building Art Works (CBAW) over the course of a decade of bringing people together in military and hospital settings. Each workshop is designed to help participants put their personal stories on paper in a supportive environment.

Whether you’re just starting out or have been writing for years, you are welcome; no experience is required. Bring a pen, a notebook, and an open mind!

Poems of Celebration (For A World Upside Down) with author Kevin Basl

About This Workshop
It can be challenging to write about joy and wonder when it feels like our world is falling apart. How do we write celebratory poems that don’t sound like they were made for store-bought greeting cards? How can writing about life’s good things serve as an act of resistance against forces working to divide us?

Kevin Basl lives near Ithaca, New York, where he writes, records music, and enjoys the outdoors. For over a decade, he’s facilitated writing workshops for service members, veterans, and their communities with several arts nonprofits. He’s also taught writing at Temple University, where he completed his MFA in fiction. His most recent book is Midnight Cargo (2023, Illuminated Press), a collection of stories and poems inspired by events and epiphanies he experienced while serving in the US Army in the Iraq War and in the years after.

These Strathmore workshops are recorded (unless otherwise specified) and a link to the recorded version is available for registered participants only, upon request. The recorded version is edited for participant privacy and focuses on the instructor’s lessons. Our partners at Strathmore want these workshops to be as accessible as possible, so they are priced as “pay what you can.” You will be prompted to enter an amount of your choice when you register. (If you are registering for free, please enter $0.) If you are able to pay for these workshops, every dollar goes to support Strathmore’s education programs.




May 16
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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Kevin Basl
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