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Poetry Workshop

Month of Reading

Mon Jan 01

As part of the English Department's active engagement in the Month of Reading, Drs. Omar Sabbagh and Roula Maria Dib led a poetry workshop (moderated by Dr. Micah Robbins) that was open to both AUDians and the public on Thursday, March 21st. The evening of poetry was a full house and a huge success, hosting more than 50 enthusiastic and highly engaged attendants from outside the AUD community. During the first part of the workshop, the audience enjoyed reading and analyzing a few contemporary poems on the themes of love and loss with Dr. Sabbagh; in the second phase, however,  the workshop attendees learned  about ekphrasis, or the response to one medium of art through another (the response to visual art through writing poetry) with Dr. Dib. Following the lively session, audience members attempted writing their own ekphrastic poems, which they showcased in an exciting open mic that concluded the workshop