Creative Writing at The New School

Screen Shot 2015-06-24 at 10.26.00 AMThe New York City Poetry Festival returns to Governors Island this year on July 25th & 26th. Founded by MFA in Creative Writing alumni Stephanie Berger, '08, and Nicholas Adamski, '07, the festival will celebrate its fifth anniversary.

The NYC Poetry Festival seeks to "liberate poets and their work from the dark corners of bars, bookstores, and coffee shops and their halogen-lit college campuses, and to bring together as many NYC poets as possible, in the bright light of day, to meet, mingle, and collaborate," as per their mission statement.

This year the festival boasts 22 New School alumni poets, including: Liz Axelrod, Lisa Marie BasileJackie ClarkGregory CrosbyJohn DemingGabriel Don, Brooke EllsworthIsaac FornarolaThomas FucaloroSeth Graves, Atoosa GreyLauren HunterLinda KleinbubRoberto MontesHeeyen ParkAli Power, Lorraine Schein, Amanda SmeltzJess SmithEdwin Torres, Melinda Wilson, and Micah Zevin.

Find the complete schedule and list of participants here.

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Founded in Greenwich Village in 1931, Creative Writing at The New School continues to promote, engender, and shape innovative literature.