One Book Wednesday on the Stoop with Blue Stoop
April 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
This event is part of One Book, One Philadelphia 2021 centering Jericho Brown’s collection of poems, THE TRADITION.
Join Blue Stoop and Dilruba Ahmed for a creative workshop inspired by The Tradition. This supportive session for writers and readers of all walks of life and experience levels will offer prompts, engagement with writing craft, and space for writing and community. Wednesdays on the Stoop is a Blue Stoop series of free programming held on Zoom every Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., with sessions ranging from sitting together to read stories or poems, writing quietly together, open mics, and more.
Dilruba Ahmed is the author of Bring Now the Angels (Pitt Poetry Series, 2020), with poems featured in New York Times Magazine, The Slowdown, and Poetry Unbound with Pádraig Ó Tuama. Her debut book of poetry, Dhaka Dust (Graywolf Press), won the Bakeless Prize. Her poems have appeared in Kenyon Review, New England Review, and Ploughshares. Her poems have also been anthologized in The Best American Poetry 2019 (Scribner), Halal If You Hear Me (Haymarket Books), Literature: The Human Experience (Bedford/St. Martin’s) and elsewhere. Ahmed is the recipient of The Florida Review’s Editors’ Award, a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Prize, and the Katharine Bakeless Nason Fellowship in Poetry awarded by the Bread Loaf Writers Conference. She holds degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and Warren Wilson College’s MFA Program for Writers. She teaches regularly with Chatham University’s MFA Program and Hugo House in Seattle.