Craft Class Spring 2022, Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:00pm

Our dedicated Bookshop store, already populated with the current Craft Class reading list, is here.* You can also purchase Craft Class books from the Strand Bookstore in NYC, where we hold many of our readings and events, or Bookshop or Amazon. Links for the Strand and Amazon are below.

February 15: Sandra Lim, The Curious Thing (Norton) Taught by Sandra Lim. Discussion led by Lucinda Holt.
Strand: The Curious Thing
Bookshop.org
Amazon: The Curious Thing

February 22: Pushcart Prize 2022, Stories and Poems. Stories include “The Loss of Heaven” by Daniel W. Moniz and “Biology” by Kevin Wilson. Poems include “False Teeth” by Tom Sleigh, “Contender” by Traci Brimhall, “Father’s Belt” by Kurt Luchs, “A Small Needful Fact” by Ross Gay and “Sleepers” by Arthur Sze. (Pushcart) Taught by Peter Krass.
Strand: Pushcart Prize XLVI: Best of the Small Presses, 2022 Edition
Bookshop.org
Amazon: Pushcart Prize XLVI: Best of the Small Presses, 2022 Edition

March 1: Ellen Bass, Indigo (Copper Canyon Press) Taught by Ellen Bass. Discussion led by Gail Ford.
Strand: Indigo
Bookshop.org
Amazon: Indigo

March 8: Deesha Philyaw, The Secret Lives of Church Ladies (West Virginia University Press) Taught by Reneé Bibby
Strand: The Secret Lives of Church Ladies
Bookshop.org
Amazon: The Secret Lives of Church Ladies

March 15: Nick Flynn, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City (Norton) Taught by Sylvie Bertrand
Strand: Another Bullshit Night in Suck City
Bookshop.org
Amazon: Another Bullshit Night in Suck City

March 22: Michele Herman, Save the Village, (Regal House Publishing), Taught by Michele Herman. Discussion led by Lucinda Holt.
Bookshop.org
Amazon: Save the Village

March 29: Edward Hirsch, 100 Poems to Break Your Heart. Poems include “Halley’s Comet” by Stanley Kunitz, “Song” by Brigit Pegeen Kelly, “Obit [The Blue Dress]” by Victoria Chang, “The rites for Cousin Vit” by Gwendolyn Brooks, “The War Works Hard” by Dunya Mikhail, “Essay” by Hayden Carruth, and “I am” by John Clare. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Taught by Lisa Bellamy
Strand: 100 Poems to Break Your Heart
Bookshop.org
Amazon: 100 Poems to Break Your Heart

April 5: Joan Didion, The Last Thing He Wanted (Vintage) Taught by Lesley Dormen
Strand: The Last Thing He Wanted
Bookshop.org
Amazon: The Last Thing He Wanted

*The Writers Studio receives a small referral fee when you purchase through Bookshop or click through Amazon-linked titles. This does not affect the price you pay for the books.

Suggested Reading: 

Fiction: Javier Marias, The Infatuations; Paul Beatty, The Sellout; Ottessa Moshfegh, Eileen; John Jeremiah Sullivan, Pulphead; Tommy Orange, There, There; Jenny Erpenbeck, Go Went Gone; Mohsin Hamid, Exit West; Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Friday Black; Bernadine Evaristo, Girl, Woman, Other: A Novel; Xuan Juliana Wang, Home Remedies; Ocean Vuong, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous; Albert Camus, The Fall; Marieke Lucas Rijneveld, The Discomfort of Evening; Jen Begain, Pretend I’m Dead

Poetry: Kevin Young, Brown; Danez Smith, Homie; Nick Laird, Feel Free; Joy Harjo editor, Living Nations, Living Worlds: An Anthology of First People’s Poetry; Maxine Scates, My Wilderness; David Hernandez, Hello I Must be Going; John Murillo, Kontemporary Amerikan Poetry; Jericho Brown, The Tradition

Craft Classes are being held remotely until further notice.

*The Writers Studio receives a small referral fee when you purchase through Bookshop or click through Amazon-linked titles. This does not affect the price you pay for the books.