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Cathy Linh Che discussing poems and leading the group in generative writing prompts

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Cathy Linh Che leads the workshop in discussion of poems by Natalie Diaz, Douglas Kearney, and Anne Carson. 

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Poet Alejandro Duarte and fiction writer Adrian McBride listen as Cathy introduces the next writing exercise. 

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A busy table shows poets and writers at work. 

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Poets Keayva Mitchell and Victoria Lynne McCoy take a break during the 6 hour workshop to glam the camera. 

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The camera goes off from the table's perspective and captures poet F. Douglas Brown deep in thought contemplating a poem by Anne Carson. 

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At the end of a successful workshop, everyone gathers for a group photo in our beloved WE Labs conference room. 

From left to right:

Adrian McBride, Cathy Linh Che, F. Douglas Brown, Nancy Lynee Woo, Alejandro Duarte, Tina Matuchniak, Danielle Mitchell, Victoria Lynne McCoy, Melissa Sipin-Gabon, and LeAnne Hunt (not pictured: Keayva Mitchell)

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Let the magic begin! Cathy Linh Che takes the stage in Downtown Long Beach

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Opening with a poem from Split

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Recent PEN Emerging Voices fellow, Nancy Lynee Woo reads poems from her manuscript in progress. 

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Nancy is one of the first members to ever attend Poetry Lab. Now she is publisher of Lucid Moose Lit, a social-justice themed literary press. 

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Recent Brooklynite returned to Southern California, Victoria Lynne McCoy reads poems from her manuscript "Wet Reckless"

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Victoria's work has appeared in The Paris-American, PANK, and is forthcoming in Blackbird.

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When an audience is this sexy, it deserves a snapshot from the stage!

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From left to right:

Cathy Linh Che, Victoria Lynne McCoy, Nancy Lynee Woo (yes, it's great that their middle names are very similar!)

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Featured readers pose with the night's MC. 

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The engigmatic Doctor Ka doing is DJ thang!

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It is customary to end a poetry reading with a dance party. 

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Stranded Artist 2015: a massive success! We will return in 2016 with another amazing day of poetry, stay tuned!

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