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Wednesdays on the Stoop: Dilruba Ahmed, One Book One Philadelphia

April 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wednesdays On the Stoop, a series of free programming by Zoom every Wednesday from 4 pm – 5 pm. The sessions are designed to be a constant structure–every Wednesday at 4 you can count on Blue Stoop to plug you into your writing energy with an informal and supportive space.

Presented in partnership with One Book, One Philadelphia, which honors Jericho Brown’s The Tradition.

Poem Plus Prompt (PPP) is a bite-sized, 1-hour session designed to feed your writing practice! Each session includes a thoughtfully selected poem paired with discussion questions that will help us unpack significant craft elements. We’ll then commit to a round of shared writing time inspired by a related prompt.

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, and will join the faculty at Warren Wilson College’s MFA Program for Writers for the January 2021 residency.


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