S176B. Young Writers Workshop
Exhibit Hall E, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Saturday, March 30, 2019
10:30 am to 11:45 am
Join AWP and the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers for a workshop geared toward high school writers, hosted by three poets selected for the 2018 National Student Poets program. The National Student Poets Program—a collaboration of the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers—strives to inspire other young people to achieve excellence in their own creative endeavors and promote the essential role of writing and the arts in academic and personal success.
Darius Atefat-Peckham is a senior at Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, MI, and an Iranian-American poet and essayist. At Interlochen, he serves on the editorial team for the literary magazines The Red Wheelbarrow and The Interlochen Review. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Texas Review, Brevity, Rattle, and elsewhere. Darius also has work forthcoming in the Other Voices International Project Anthology (Reelcontent), Iran Musings: Stories and Memories from the Iranian Diaspora, and the bilingual anthology Persian Sugar and English Tea, Vol. II.
Daniel Blokh is a senior at the Alabama School of Fine Arts in Birmingham, AL. His work often concerns his Russian-Jewish immigrant parents and his experience as a first-generation American. His work has won Princeton’s Lawrence L. Milberg Poetry Prize and been published in the The Kenyon Review, Cosmonaut’s Avenue, Cleaver, Permafrost, Blueshift, and more. Daniel is the author of the creative nonfiction book In Migration (BAM! Publishing, 2017) and two poetry chapbooks, Holding Myself Hostage in the Kitchen (Lit City Press, 2017) and GRIMMENING (Diode Editions, 2018).