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Group From Manhattanville To Help Others Make-A-Poem

Celeste Lim and Rajpattie SheodatMembers of the Manhattanville College MFA in creative writing program will be running the Make-A-Poem Booth at the Page Turner: The AAWW Food & Books Festival, Saturday, October 5, in Brooklyn.

The Page Turner festival is a free celebration of the best in American arts and politics. The festival will take place at Roulette and the YWCA both located at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and 3rd Avenue, and runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. More than 30 writers, artists, activists, and performers will be in attendance across five spaces.

The group from Manhattanville  includes Mark Nowak, director of the program and Guggenheim Fellow, Camille Rankine, assistant director, alumna Erika K. Stanley ’13, and students Celeste Lim ‘14 and Rajpattie Sheodat ’15.

They will teach participants how to write a quick, five minute poem on the spot. There will be model poems to look at--including one for kids and teens. All participants can bring home their new creations. Their booth will be located on the second floor of the YWCA.

The festival is run by the Asian American Writers' Workshop, a nonprofit organization dedicated to great writing by Asian Americans.

Visit the Page Turner Festival website for more information.