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NECC Professor Offers Poetry Workshop

Submitted by on September 12, 2013 – 11:36 am

English Professor Ginger Hurajt

English Professor Ginger Hurajt

Northern Essex English professor and Haverhill resident Ginger Hurajt will teach a one-night poetry workshop titled “A Moment in Time” on Monday, November 4, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Milhendler Room at the Haverhill Public Library.

This is free and open to the public. There are 30 seats available.

Hurajt, a popular professor in the English department regularly teaches Poetry as Literature, Creative Writing Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction, as well as composition and other literature courses. She is a member of the NECC Poetry Group, a writing group that meets monthly and whose work was profiled in Parnassus, the college’s literary magazine.

Her poetry workshop explores this medium using mindfulness and reflection.

“Every poem contains part of the world,” she says. “The writer’s task is to make close observations and find the language to bring a story or an image to the page. How can we become better observers and writers? By using mindfulness and reflection we will create stronger “moments” of poetry. We will look at the work of master poets, and write and share our own short poems.”

Participants should come armed with paper and a pen or pencil.

Hurajt is known within the NECC community for her commitment to expanding the world view for her students. She regularly introduces special topic courses that introduce NECC students to different educational experiences.

Last year she offered a class – The Graphic Novel which explored the increasingly popular genre of graphic novels as literature. The graphic novel, which evolved in the late 1970s, has roots back to the 1920s and 1930s.

Hurajt discovered graphic novels as a teen and immediately appreciated their place in literature. She was eager to share her interest in graphic novels with NECC students.

This presentation is part of the college’s speakers’ bureau which provides speakers free of charge to area nonprofits.

For more information visit the website http://www.necc.mass.edu/community-engagement/speakers-bureau/ or contact Ernie Greenslade, Marketing Communications, 978 556-3862 or egreenslade@necc.mass.edu.

For more information on the presentation at the Haverhill Public Library, call Sarah Moser at 978-373-1586 or smoser@mvlc.org.

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