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Tuesday, March 17
until March 19
4:30pm

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Workshop

Non-fiction Poetics: A Youth Writing Workshop

***Effective immediately, all in-person youth and adult workshops, events, and screenings will be canceled or available virtually on a case-by-case basis, and equipment rentals will continue on a reduced basis. Stay tuned for updates!***

Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 19, 2020, 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
@ Just Buffalo Writing Center
No registration required. This workshop is free, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 12 participants.

Taught by poet and filmmaker Saif Alsaegh, this workshop explores how poetry is established and emerges in documentary and non-fiction films. Students will read poetry and watch films to understand the intersection of the two arts. Presented in collaboration with Just Buffalo Literary Arts Center.

The Spring 2020 session of Workspace Residency is sponsored by Hostel Buffalo-Niagara.

Saif Alsaegh is a United States-based filmmaker from Baghdad. Much of Saif’s work deals with the contrast between the landscape of his youth in Baghdad growing up as part of the Chaldean minority in the nineties and early 2000s, and the U.S. landscape where he currently lives. His films have screened in many festivals including Cinema du Reel, Kruzfilm Festival Hamburg, Kasseler Dokfest, Onion City Film Festival and in galleries and museums including the Wisconsin Triennial at MMoCA. He earned his MFA in filmmaking at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Image: Saif Alsaegh, Departure, in-progress.