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Paul Guest

Poetry and Apocalypse

October 7 to November 1, 2019
Tuition: $500
How do we write poems about this moment, about right now, about global warming and walls and guns and oceans filled with plastic? How do we balance the historic with the lyric, the personal with the political? How can we make art from witness? In...More
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Emilia Phillips

Writing About Trauma in Poetry and Nonfiction

October 7 to November 1, 2019
Tuition: $500
How do we write about trauma even as it writes and rewrites us? In this cross-genre course, we’ll investigate our responsibilities as writers of trauma and discuss the ways in which we can ethically contextualize our content to readers. Class...More
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Elizabeth Powell

Writing Poems That Matter

October 7 to November 1, 2019
Tuition: $500
"It’s just not easy to explain to someone else what you don’t understand yourself”-Wislawa SzymborskaWe must live the questions, so says the great poet Rainer Maria Rilke. What does that mean in regard to poetry? In this generative workshop we will...More
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Peter Campion

Form from Feeling and Feeling from Form: Fall

October 14 to November 8, 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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Indira Ganesan

Narrative Choices, Narrative Magic: A Fiction Workshop

October 14 to November 8, 2019
Tuition: $500
Writing fiction involves both control and letting go.  We make choices in point of view, setting, and plot. Yet the process of writing always leaves room for surprise—the moment, for instance, when characters act in ways the author does not...More
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Anne Sanow

Revision is the Writing: Prose Workshop

October 14 to November 8, 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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Ann Hood


October 14 to November 8, 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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Fred Marchant

Out There, In Here: Mysteries of the Ekphrastic Poem

October 21 to October 25, 2019
Tuition: $400
As a response to a work of visual art, the ekphrastic poem inevitably goes far beyond description and often leads poet and reader into all sorts of associations, insights, memories, feelings, revelations. In our week-long intensive course we will...More
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Sandra Beasley

Essaying in Unconventional Forms

October 21 to November 15, 2019
Tuition: $500
Do you have a story to tell, but struggle in knowing where to begin? Are there gaps in memory, or lulls in action, that make a traditional narrative arc unwieldy? Are you ready to try something new in your nonfiction writing?  This class is about...More
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Joanne Dugan

Writing Pictures: An Exploration of Text and Image

October 21 to November 15, 2019
Tuition: $500
It’s been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Yet the addition of photographs to text yields surprising results that can greatly deepen the impact of poetry, narrative and other written forms. Or, as Theodor Geisel said, “Words and...More
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Seema Reza

Breaking Open the World: Writing Fearless Lyrical Memoir

October 28 to November 22, 2019
Tuition: $500
In this class we will experiment with form, timeline, point of view, and pacing to write lyrical memoir that is fresh, honest, and innovative. Each week students will be given short reading assignments and writing prompts designed to get words on...More
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Susanna Sonnenberg

Engaging the Experience: How to Make Sense in Memoir of What Happened in Life

October 28 to November 22, 2019
Tuition: $500
Vivian Gornick says, "Truth in a memoir is achieved not through a recital of actual events; it is achieved when the reader comes to believe that the writer is working hard to engage with the experience at hand."  How do we organize the events of a...More
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Kim Addonizio

The Art of the Short Poem

November 18 to December 13, 2019
Tuition: $500
Why write short poems? They're fun.They're challenging. They help you to be concise and get to the heart of what you want to say, and to dive deep. They enable a more detailed critique of their language. We're going to look at and discuss the...More