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Traci Brimhall

Between Clarity and Wilderness: Tuning Your Tension

April 29 to May 24, 2019
Tuition: $500
Every writer has their strengths, but we often tend to over-rely on what we already know we do well. In this workshop we will focus more on how to create a balance of tension in poems. We will look at poems that model a balance of tension between...More
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John Murillo

Cut, Scratch, and Blend - Revision as Remix: A Poetry Workshop

April 29 to May 24, 2019
Tuition: $500
“Poetry,” writes Yusef Komunyakaa in his essay collection Blue Notes, “is an act of meditation and improvisation. And need is the motor that propels the words down the silent white space.” In this workshop, participants will consider various ...More
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Ivy Pochoda

Jumping Into Your Novel

April 29 to May 24, 2019
Tuition: $500
So, you want to write a novel but you're terrified of the blank page. Or you've started your novel and are unsure about how to proceed. This is the class for you. In this four week intensive course we will examine how to dive into a novel. We will...More
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Tessa Fontaine

Writing Your Way to the Spark: A Generative Memoir Workshop

April 29 to May 24, 2019
Tuition: $500
  In this generative workshop, we'll focus on translating personal experience and research into effective memoir or personal essay. Through prompts, we'll invigorate both right and left brain memories and ideas, incorporate outside materials,...More
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David Kutz-Marks

Beauty in Clouds

May 6 to May 31, 2019
Tuition: $500
In this course we will assess the stranger aesthetic virtues of poems we—and the rest of the world—are writing now.  Without disavowing the values of form, clarity, logical coherence, and so many other key terms of the workshop that represent the...More
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Ann Hood

JUMPSTART YOUR MEMOIR: Spring

May 6 to May 10, 2019
Tuition: $400
A writing sample is required for admittance to this class. Before registering, please email a writing sample to gleghorn@fawc.org.  Often, that moment when you first begin to write is the scariest. This one-week intensive workshop will help you get...More
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Erin Adair-Hodges

Fail Up—

June 3 to June 28, 2019
Tuition: 500
What often keeps our competent poems from becoming captivating ones is a fear of failure, an instinctual aversion to risk. In this class, we’ll work at unlearning this impulse, priming ourselves to jump headlong into what we’ve previously side-...More
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Ann Hood

JUMPSTART YOUR MEMOIR: SUMMER

June 3 to June 7, 2019
Tuition: $400
A writing sample is required for admittance to this class. Before registering, please email a writing sample to gleghorn@fawc.org.  Often, that moment when you first begin to write is the scariest. This one-week intensive workshop will help you get...More
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Sarah Van Arsdale

The Fiction of Truth/The Truth of Fiction

June 3 to July 26, 2019
Tuition: $600
Where is the line between memoir and fiction? How much can you fabricate in memoir, and how much can you steal from your own life in fiction? In this workshop, students will submit their work---whether it's fiction, memoir, or a hybrid---for...More
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Amber Flora Thomas

The Poetry of Place: Erasures, Journeys, and Transformations on the Way to Home

June 3 to June 28, 2019
Tuition: $500
This four-week course will offer participants an opportunity to explore nature writing and environmental poetry through experimental forms and generate new work. Challenge what it means to be at home in a world experiencing intense climate change....More
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Sarah Rose Nordgren

The Sources of Poetry

June 10 to August 2, 2019
Tuition: $600
You mention Immortality. That is the Flood subject.” – Emily Dickinson in a letter to T. W. Higginson Writing a poem is not a logical act, and it behooves us now and again to ask ourselves: Why are we writing poems in the first place? Many of us...More
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Writers' Work Group: Submit Your Work

June 10 to August 30, 2019
Tuition: $175
The “Submit Your Work” accountability Work Group is meant for writers who want to submit to more literary journals in 2019. Whether you’re aiming for 100 rejections or you want to submit work for the first time, this 12-week group can provide...More
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24PearlStreet Staff

Writers' Work Group: The Big Project (Fiction)

June 10 to August 30, 2019
Tuition: $175
"The Big Project" accountability Work Group is meant for writers who want to make headway on their fiction manuscript. Whether you are working towards a first draft of a novel or novella, or are beginning the process of revising your manuscript,...More
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Writers' Work Group: The Big Project (Nonfiction)

June 10 to August 30, 2019
Tuition: $175
"The Big Project" accountability Work Group is meant for writers who want to make headway on their nonfiction manuscript. Whether you are working towards a first draft of a collection of essays, or are beginning the process of revising your...More
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Writers' Work Group: The Big Project (Poetry)

June 10 to August 30, 2019
Tuition: $175
"The Big Project" accountability Work Group is meant for writers who want to make headway on their poetry manuscript. Whether you are working towards a first draft of a chapbook or full-length collection, or are beginning the process of revising...More
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24PearlStreet Staff

Writers' Work Group: Workshop Your Fiction

June 10 to August 30, 2019
Tuition: $175
This Work Group is a workshop-style group. It is meant for writers who want regular feedback on their drafts, and who are committed to providing critiques for their fellow writers. Whether you are in generative or revision mode, the primary goal of...More
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24PearlStreet Staff

Writers' Work Group: Workshop Your Nonfiction

June 10 to August 30, 2019
Tuition: $175
This Work Group is a workshop-style group. It is meant for writers who want regular feedback on their drafts, and who are committed to providing critiques for their fellow writers. Whether you are in generative or revision mode, the primary goal of...More
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Writers' Work Group: Workshop Your Poems

June 10 to August 30, 2019
Tuition: $175
This Work Group is a workshop-style group. It is meant for writers who want regular feedback on their drafts, and who are committed to providing critiques for their fellow writers. Whether you are in generative or revision mode, the primary goal of...More
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Rebecca Lindenberg

WHAT I SHOULD HAVE SAID: WRITING FUNNY POEMS in Summer

June 18 to July 13, 2019
Tuition: $500
It is really hard to write funny.  It’s even harder to write funny with substance and pathos.  But in this class, we’ll look at several poems that succeed at being funny in different ways  - some by unlikely juxtapositions, some by satire, some...More
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Nancy Pearson

15 WORKS: SUMMER

June 24 to July 19, 2019
Tuition: $500
This four week poetry workshop is based on a class taught at the former Corcoran School of Art. In "15 Works," you’ll write 3 to 4 poems a week in response to assignments and prompts, with weekly themes. Comments on one another’s poems will be...More
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Sara Eliza Johnson

LANGUAGE AND THE LUCID DREAM: SUMMER

June 24 to August 16, 2019
Tuition: $600
Writing a poem—that is, inventing and manipulating our language to compose it—can be likened to lucid dreaming.  In this course, you will learn to write poems as if dreaming lucidly, which means that you will learn to write with intention and...More
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Meghan O'Gieblyn

PLACE IN MEMOIR

June 24 to August 16, 2019
Tuition: $600
Too often, location is regarded as the backdrop of a memoir—the fixed stage-set on which the action unfolds. But there is a long tradition of memoir that privileges place, and the writer’s experience with that place. In such works, location takes...More
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Dawn Potter

Vision and Re-Vision: An 8-Week Master Class on Generating and Revising Poems

July 8 to August 30, 2019
Tuition: $600
In this 8-week master class in poetry, we will focus on ways in which the work of both canonical and contemporary poets can help us generate new work and hone revision strategies. By approaching William Shakespeare, Elizabeth Bishop, Yusef...More
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Peter Campion

FORM FROM FEELING AND FEELING FROM FORM: Summer

July 15 to August 9, 2019
Tuition: $500
This class is for people who want to improve their poems, by understanding the art more fully, from the inside out. During our four weeks, we’ll explore seven formal elements—action, voice, sentence, phrase, line, sound, and metaphor—while...More
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Alix Ohlin

MAKING BEAUTIFUL SENTENCES

July 15 to August 9, 2019
Tuition: $500
What makes a sentence so powerful and enduring that it will stick in your mind forever?  In this four-week class, we’ll take a look at some beautiful sentences and try to figure out exactly what makes them work, what distinguishes a writer’s style...More
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Ann Hood

WRITING THE PERSONAL ESSAY: Summer

July 22 to August 16, 2019
Tuition: $500
Each week will begin with my introduction of a topic for that week's memoir assignment. Topics will include Food, Place, Love, and Loss. I will email you examples from writers I admire such as Jonathan Lethem, JoAnn Beard, Cheryl Strayed, and Tony...More
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Ed Skoog

HAVE YOU TRIED THE SIDE DOOR? FINDING A WAY IN TO YOUR NEXT POEMS: Summer

August 5 to September 27, 2019
Tuition: $600
Sometimes, starting a poem, I feel paralyzed by the task. Each time I need to find the way around my expectations, over the seemingly unsurmountable traditions and the already-trod reactions against tradition, under the deep sea of …whatever—you get...More
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Michelle Tea

MEMOIR THAT READS LIKE FICTION: Summer

August 5 to August 9, 2019
Tuition: $400
In this intensive memoir workshop, you will learn techniques to create a memoir with a cinematic feel and the singular voice of an immersive novel. In addition to discussing style and craft, you will also touch on the personal concerns that...More
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Anne Sanow

REVISION IS THE WRITING: PROSE WORKSHOP FOR Summer

August 19 to September 13, 2019
Tuition: $500
It’s easy to resist revision as the “work” part of creating—but when you embrace it fully as part of the creative process, your writing will start to go to new levels.  Real revision is bold and daring.  It demands that you get into the guts of your...More
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Elizabeth Bradfield

THE PROJECT BOOK: Summer

August 19 to September 13, 2019
Tuition: $500
Finishing a book of poems focused on a topic, rather than a loose aggregation, is a particular art.  Some poets unify books by form or voice as well as subject (such as Ellen Bryant Voigt's Kyrie, Frank X Walker's Buffalo Dance: The Journey of York...More
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Jennifer Tseng

Start Small: What Writers Can Learn from Very Short Stories

October 7 to November 1, 2019
Tuition: $500
Reading and writing Very Short Stories can teach us several basic lessons of fiction writing, including the art of omission, compression, economy, and urgency. Whether you’re already part of the current Very Short Story renaissance or plan to use...More
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Jennifer Tseng

Writing the Forbidden

December 16 to December 20, 2019
Tuition: $400
In this one-week class we will work to produce forbidden writing. What’s forbidden to one writer may not be forbidden to another. Some feel forbidden to write about emotions (i.e. anger, happiness etc.) or circumstances (i.e. trauma, ecstasy,...More