Writing from memory – a poetry workshop with Tara Skurtu

Fri. 24/02 → Fri. 24/02

Carturesti, Pictor Arthur Verona 13, Bucharest, Romania

❝We all have the same fears about writing. What if it’s not good enough? What if I can’t find the right words? What if no one likes it? In this poetry workshop we’ll address our fears and write past them. I’ll guide you through creative exercises that will get you writing without thinking what if. We’ll use personal memory (full of images, stories, senses, and feelings) as the basis for our writing, and you’ll surprise yourself with what you’ll be able to write: a poem which captures a clear moment of transformation and tells a story.❞
Tara Skurtu

Teenagers + poetry= <3
Friday, the 24th of February, at 19:00, Tara Skurtu will hold a poetry workshop in Cărturești Verona Tea Room. If you're a teenager and you love poetry, this is the place to be.

Limited places available. Please book in advance at inscrieri@carturesti.net


Tara Skurtu, born in Key West, Florida, is a Boston-based poet and translator currently living in Romania, where she is a 2015-17 Fulbright lecturer at Transilvania University of Brașov and is translating contemporary Romanian poetry.

She holds her MFA in Creative Writing from Boston University, and a double degree in English and Spanish from the University of Massachusetts Boston. She is the recipient of two Academy of American Poets prizes, a Marcia Keach Poetry Prize, and a Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship.

Before her Fulbright, Tara taught at Boston University; she was a lecturer in the Creative Writing Department, taught composition to incarcerated students through BU’s Prison Education Program, and served on the planning and teaching team for Robert Pinsky’s 2014 MOOC, “The Art of Poetry.”

Her poems are published and translated internationallly, and recent work appears in The Kenyon Review, Plume, Poetry Review, and Poetry Wales. Tara is the author of the chapbook Skurtu, Romania (Eyewear Publishing, 2016) and the full poetry collection The Amoeba Game (Eyewear, 2017).


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