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Gary Lutz + Christopher Kennedy "Writing Exercise" Recap + Pics

The first session of BOA's new "Writing Exercises" workshop series was held last Saturday (10/9/2010) at Midtown Athletic Club. Midtown is western New York's premiere sports resort, providing members a complete fitness, sports and social experience. Our favorite thing about Midtown is their willingness to offer non-traditional classes for their members' minds, bodies, and spirits.
 
BOA and Midtown came together several months ago to start planning this first session and everyone involved is thrilled with the outcome. The class featured small group writing workshops and author readings by BOA poet Christopher Kennedy and esteemed fiction writer Gary Lutz. Together, Kennedy and Lutz covered a wide variety of poetry and fiction techniques culminating with readings of their own work. 
 
The next "Writing Exercises" workshop will be held Saturday, January 29th at Midtown. The guest instructor will be BOA poet Sean Thomas Dougherty. The workshop will run from 10AM-12PM with a concluding group lunch. We will post more information here as the date nears, but we hope you'll mark your calendar to attend!
 
Here are some pics from last Saturday's session:
 
[caption id="attachment_1072" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Gary Lutz, Rachel Abelson, Christopher Kennedy, Peter Conners"]Gary Lutz, Rachel Abelson, Christopher Kennedy, Peter Conners[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1073" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Syracuse University intern Rachel Abelson introduces the authors"]Syracuse University intern Rachel Abelson introduces the authors[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1074" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Writing Exercise Participants"]Writing Exercise Participants[/caption]
Christopher Kennedy teaching
Christopher Kennedy teaching
[caption id="attachment_1076" align="aligncenter" width="244" caption="Christopher Kennedy, BOA poet"]Christopher Kennedy, BOA poet[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1077" align="aligncenter" width="274" caption="Gary Lutz reading "]Gary Lutz reading [/caption] [caption id="attachment_1078" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="The inimitable Gary Lutz"]The inimitable Gary Lutz[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1079" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Rachel selling books"]Rachel selling books[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1080" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Chris and Gary with workshop participant Jonathan Everitt"]Chris and Gary with workshop participant Jonathan Everitt[/caption]  

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