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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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Erin Adair-Hodges

Fail Up—: A Poetry Workshop

October 28 to November 22, 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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Daisy Fried

Poetry Revision Boot Camp

November 4 to November 8, 2019
Tuition: $400
Get ready, get set…You’ll either come into workshop with a poem draft you’re interested in but dissatisfied with, or, at the workshop’s beginning, you’ll generate a brand new first draft following a prompt designed to give you something substantial...More
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Rebecca Seiferle

The Poem's Intention

November 4 to November 29, 2019
Tuition: $500
Often, a poem has its own intentions that are at odds with the intentions of the poet. The poet will begin the poem with a certain aim, feeling, perspective, or subject, only to find that the poem veers into unknown territory. Often the preferred...More
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Michael Klein

Writing Social Justice in Poetry and Essays

November 4 to November 29, 2019
Tuition: $500
At one point in my writing mostly autobiographical poetry and essays/memoir, I got some sage advice from my mentor, Adrienne Rich, who told me that it was time to extend my reach outward, beyond the self, with writing that let in more of the world....More
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Jill Talbot

Flashing the Essay

November 11 to December 6, 2019
Tuition: $500
Compression, concision, complexity—the flash essay, like standing on a train platform in the moment of the last car’s passing. Or maybe it’s more quiet, like the last chime of a clock’s hour strike. This study includes essays by both established (...More
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Leila Chatti

Praise: Poems of Celebration, Ecstasy, and Survival

November 11 to December 6, 2019
Tuition: $500
“Come, seereal flowersof this painful world.” – Basho It can be difficult, in these trying times, to make space for praise, or to notice the occasion for it. It is easy to believe it, even, selfish. (“Forgive me, distant wars, for bringing flowers...More
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Elissa Altman

Intimacy, Permission, and the Heart of The Story

November 18 to December 13, 2019
Tuition: $500
Annie Dillard once said You have to take pains not to hang on the reader’s arms, like a drunk, and say ‘And then I did this and it was so interesting.’  What is it, exactly, that makes personal narrative truly engaging? How do we navigate the mine-...More
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Kim Addonizio

The Art of the Short Poem

November 18 to December 13, 2019
Tuition: $500
This class is full, but we will hold another session in February. To register for the February workshop, click here. 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,...More
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Brian Turner

The Big Wide World: A Poetry Workshop

November 25 to December 20, 2019
Tuition: $500
Part of our work as global literary citizens involves forming friendships and affinities with writers across the globe—even if (and oftentimes because) our nation as a whole often struggles to do the same. In this workshop, we’ll attend to what...More
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Indira Ganesan

Narrative Magic: A Fiction Workshop

January 13 to February 7, 2020
Tuition: $500
 Imagine taking your pencil and throwing it against a window.  Now imagine that same pencil growing wings made of feathers, shattering the window, and flying off.  What in the world will happen next?  Instilling a bit of magical or fabulist realism...More
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Aja Gabel

Writing Love Stories

January 20 to February 14, 2020
Tuition: $500
Writing love stories can feel fraught for many reasons. It can feel gendered, cliche, too personal, or not personal enough. It can feel driftless to write about “relationships” and fruitless to try to say something new about the world’s oldest topic...More
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Elizabeth Powell

Writing Poems That Matter

January 20 to February 14, 2020
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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Jessica Jacobs

"In the beginning": Exploring Questions of Spirituality & Religion Through Poetry

February 3 to February 28, 2020
Tuition: $500
We live in a time of always more, always faster, where what’s new insists on itself as what’s most important. But outside this frenzy are questions that demand slow pondering, queries old as human consciousness: Why are we here? Is there a God? How...More
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Kim Addonizio

The Art of the Short Poem

February 3 to February 28, 2020
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
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Nickole Brown

Writing in the Age of Loneliness: Eco-Literature & The Writer's Task

February 3 to February 28, 2020
Tuition: $500
We are now in the throes of a sixth mass extinction of plants and animals. Some call it the Anthropocene, but biologist E.O. Wilson said it may be called by scientists and poets alike the Eremozoic, meaning “The Age of Loneliness.” If we take the...More