Poet, writer, teacher and translator Megin Jiménez will be giving a special master class for us on Sunday, 1 March from 17:30 – 19:00 at Boekhandel van Rossum, Beethovenstraat 30-32, 1077 JH Amsterdam. Reception with wine and cheese to follow.

Note: Winter & Spring 2020 course members, you can use your member’s discount code to receive 25% off—you will have received an email with your code upon registration.

Megin’s prose poetry collection Mongrel Tongue, which won the 1913 Press Prize for First Books, was published in autumn 2019. Megin grew up in Mérida, Venezuela and Denver, USA, and received her MFA from the prestigious New School in New York. Her poems and essays have appeared in the Best American Poetry Blog, Barrelhouse, NOO Journal, Barrow Street, Denver Quarterly, LIT, Tarpaulin Sky, and other journals. You can read our interview with her on our blog. She teaches our Level I course in The Hague.

We’ll be looking at Megin’s collection and talking about poetry forms, including prose poetry and how it differs from flash fiction, as well as more general topics, such as the art of translation and how to find inspiration…and a publisher.

To get the most out of the class we recommend you read the collection in advance. You can get your copy from Boekhandel van Rossum or direct from the publisherSmall Press Distribution or Amazon. There will also be copies available for purchase on the night.


In this series, working writers talk tips, tricks and techniques with a focus on a single novel or collection. The classes are conducted in an interview format with plenty of room for questions. Check out our podcast archive to listen to recordings of previous Master Classes with writers such as A.M. Homes, winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction; Kristen Roupenian, author of the viral short story “Cat Person”; and Jennifer Clement, PEN International president.

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