Poet Ed Skoog to Teach Poetry Writing Workshop

The English Department is pleased to announce that the 2009-2010 Jenny McKean Moore Writer in Washington will be the poet Ed Skoog, author of MISTER SKYLIGHT (Copper Canyon Press, 2009). Skoog will teach ENGL 181, a poetry writing workshop, both semesters, and will helm a free creative writing workshop open to the Washington, D.C. community (but closed to students).

The prerequisite for ENGL 181 is one 100-level Creative Writing course (preferably ENGL 104).

The Jenny McKean Moore Writer in Washington fellowship is made possible through the generosity of the late Jenny Moore. Moore, a playwriting student at The George Washington University, was a writer and social activist in Washington, D.C. After her passing in 1973, the Jenny Mckean Moore Fund was established to encourage creative writing. Every year, the GW English Department brings an established poet or novelist to campus to teach a writing workshop for GW students and a free community workshop for adults in the greater Washington community.

The Jenny McKean Moore Community Workshop is a free poetry workshop open to all interested community members, regardless of past experience. Read information about 2008’s free workshop here, which was taught by Mary Morrissy.

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