Long Island Authors and Writers Society Presents Poetry Workshop

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Husband and wife author team Matt Pasca and Terri Muuss will deliver an evening of creativity and inspiration.

Bay Shore, NY - January 7th, 2014 - Join the husband and wife author team of Matt Pasca and Terri Muuss for a poetry workshop presented by LIAWS (Long Island Authors and Writers Society) on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 7 PM.

The event offers an evening of creativity and inspiration. Workshop participants will examine essential poetic elements (e.g., line and stanza breaks, figurative language, specificity and rhythm) and compose poetry of their own. Pasca and Muuss, who will also read from their books A Thousand Doors and Over Exposed, respectively, are both Pushcart-nominated poets who teach writing workshops and perform frequently around the tri-state area.

Don't miss this celebration of poetry's power and potential to make a difference on Wednesday January 15, 2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM at Barnes and Noble, 842 Sunrise Highway, Bay Shore, NY 11706 (631) 206-0198.

LIAWS workshops are open to all LIAWS members. Guests are welcome, the public is invited to attend a complimentary workshop. For more information, click here.

LIAWS is a not-for-profit organization. For more information, please visit www.LIAWS.org.

About Matt Pasca
A 2003 New York State Teacher of Excellence, Matt Pasca's poetry has appeared in 12 journals, including The Paterson Literary Review, Georgetown Review, and English Journal, as well as seven print anthologies. Pasca's first book, A Thousand Doors, was nominated for the 2012 Pushcart Prize in Poetry and his poem "Receiving Line" won the 2012 Great Neck Poetry Prize. Matt maintains a steady performance itinerary, advises his school's award-winning literary-art magazine The Writers' Block, and enjoys speaking and running writing workshops at conferences and universities. Visit his website here.

About Terri Muuss
Terri is a writer and performer whose one-woman show Anatomy of a Doll was named "Best Theatre: Critics' Pick of the Week" by The Daily News and has been performed throughout the US and Canada since 1998. Her poetry has appeared in Bolts of Silk, Apercus Quarterly, Long Island Quarterly, Red River Review, and Whispers and Shouts and her poem Rialto Beach won the 2013 Great Neck Poetry Prize. As a licensed social worker, Muuss specializes in using arts as a healing mechanism for trauma survivors and teaches a course at Rutgers entitled Youth Development Through the Written Arts. Terri is also an actor, director, motivational speaker, and life coach who specializes in addiction/abuse counseling. Over Exposed (2013) is her first book. Visit her website here.

About LIAWS
The Long Island Authors and Writers Society is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to support and promote the craft of writing through supporting one another, mentoring its members, educational programs, in-school programs, book events and events related to writing, and community outreach to residents of Long Island interested in writing. LIAWS nurtures writers and authors at all levels of development in a mutually beneficial environment. LIAWS: provides a trusting atmosphere where authors and writers can come together to meet their individual needs and share information for the good of the whole, supplies strong motivational programs of interest to all writers, offers the opportunity for members to network on different levels according to their needs, provides an environment that promotes authors, and encourages writers to strive to publish their work. All members pledge to support one another and to be involved in supporting the activities of the organization.

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