three-session program offers individualized attention plus
recommendations for submitting work to literary journals.
August 23, 2018,
Jersey City, NJ–
Crafting poetry is not just for writers. People from all walks of
life can enhance their communication skills, find their voice, step
outside their comfort zones, and explore their surroundings by
creating pictures with words.
who wish to explore their creative side and learn the skills needed
to unlock their imagination are invited to take part in the “Poetry
Bootcamp” at Hudson County Community College (HCCC). The program is
three sessions long and will be held on Friday, September 14, 21, and
28 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the College’s Gabert Library at 71 Sip
Avenue in Jersey City. Space is limited, and the cost is $99 per
HCCC Division of Continuing Education’s “Poetry Bootcamp” is
designed to help writers generate fresh material, revise their work,
and submit polished poems for publication.
instructor, Sarah T. Jewell, is the author of How
to Break Your Own Heart
(Dancing Girl Press, 2017), and has read her poetry at The New York
Public Library, The Cornelia Street Café, and other such venues.
An experienced creative writing teacher, she will provide writing
prompts to inspire poetry from even the most blocked of writers. Ms.
Jewell will also teach about effective poetic techniques, including
using metaphors and personas, and provide constructive feedback to
help with revisions. She will also share individualized
recommendations with each student about submitting their work to
member of the Jersey City Arts Council Literary Arts Committee, Ms.
Jewell helped launch the first Jersey City Poetry Festival in April
2018. Additionally, she hosted three festival events on behalf of
Jersey City Writers. Samples of her work are available
who wish to attend the “Poetry Bootcamp” may register online at
by calling 201-360-4224. Payment by credit card, money order, cash,
or check payments is due at time of registration.
information may be obtained by phoning 201-360-4262 or emailing