presents featured poet, Jenny Browne


Sunday, October 13, 2013     7 p.m.


Followed by Refreshments, Book Signings and an Open Mic


Jenny Browne is the author of two full collections of poems, and one chapbook.  Her poems have appeared in numerous literary journals including AGNI, American Poetry Review, Bat City Review, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Gulf Coast, Puerto del Sol, Threepenny Review and Tin House.  She has received fellowships in creative writing from the Writers League of Texas, the San Antonio Artist Foundation, and the Writers Center of Washington D.C.   Her work has been featured on public buses in Austin, Texas, in the Modern Love column of the New York Times, and on-stage at the Dallas Museum of Art.   In the summer of 2011, she was selected by the University of Iowa International Writers Program and the U.S. State Department to travel to the Dadaab Refugee Camp in Kenya to teach poetry in the camp's secondary schools.

  dear stranger

Take the companion course:

Dear Stranger: A Poetry Intensive

Instructor: Jenny Browne
Date: Sunday, October 13
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: IWC
Cost: $57 non-members, $39 members, $33 student/teacher/senior members

Russian writer and critic Viktor Scklovsky suggested that "art makes the familiar strange so that it can be freshly perceived."  How might we take his charge to invite mystery, intensity, and surprise into our most familiar sentences, images and memories?  First, we'll look at a few poems by others that move bravely from the known into the unknown, and then do some short generative exercises with tone, metaphor and particularity.  Ideally, this exploration will result in a few new poem drafts and new interpretations of older ones.  (Please bring one stubborn poem that will not submit to revision, and we'll set about wrestling it to the mat.)  NOTE: Jenny will be the featured reading at “Evening with the Muse” at 7 pm. So plan to attend both the class and the reading, if you can!



The Indiana Writers Center
812 E. 67th St
Just Northwest and behind the Main Gallery Bldg of the Indianapolis Art Center in the Arts Complex foyer.

Any questions:  Call the Indiana Writers Center 317-255-0710 or Muse coordinator, Richard Pflum: 317-356-2048

Written by Roxanna Santoro — September 30, 2013

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