The Hundred Thousand Billion Poems Workshop

Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: March 26 & 28, 2019
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Register for Free

The Hundred Thousand Billion Poems Workshop

In this workshop, we will try out several experiments for generating new poems. We will make poetry flip books, practice “translating” ourselves onto the page, and explore the process of honing our craft by creating multiple variations of a single piece. We will also work on the fundamentals of making a poem, including tension, imagination, and surprise. Participants will take home as many potential poems as possible, to keep writers’ block at bay for months to come. No prior poetry or writing experience necessary!

This workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 12 participants.


February 21, 2018

Blood Dark at Albertine Bookstore

‘There is a revelatory sense reading Guilloux’s novel that one has found a key text linking the sparkling contempt of Flaubert to the tender resignation of Camus.” —Sam Sacks, The Wall Street Journal

Join Alice Kaplan (John M. Musser Professor of French, and Chair of the French Department, Yale University), poet and translator Laura Marris, and literary critic Sam Sacks, as they discuss Louis Guilloux’s masterpiece, Dark Blood (Le Sang Noir) just published in the US with New York Review of Books. Set during World War I, this monumental philosophical novel about human despair inspired Albert Camus’ own writing and prefigured the greater existential movement.
In English. Free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.