Classes & Workshops

These Classes & Workshops are happening from today, forward.

The Family of Things: Writing the Self and Nature through the Work of Mary Oliver (new)

September 09, 2017
Instructor(s): Karen VanMeenen Patricia Roth Schwartz

Mary Oliver’s writing connects the human with the universal of nature, of the earth. She focuses on the importance of observation, and writes of paying attention and being open to… View More »

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Drawing Words: Experiencing Art Through Writing Poetry

September 26, 2017
Instructor(s): Kitty Jospé

In this course, you will look at works of art and the inspiration behind them to draw out meaningful words. Using visual clues to craft contours of sound that point… View More »

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Writing Women

September 27, 2017
Instructor(s): Sharon Knapp

What if you could overcome self-doubt and give yourself permission to write? What if others celebrated your creativity and encouraged you to plow ahead? Whether you journal, write poetry, fiction,… View More »

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Introduction to Poetry: An Online Workshop

October 03, 2017
Instructor(s): Tom Fugalli

Whether you are completely new to poetry or need a course to refresh your writing, this class is for you. This is a comprehensive class for beginner to intermediate writers… View More »


Imagery Tryptic: In-sight, Out-sight

October 05, 2017
Instructor(s): Marna Rossi

Whether you write poetry or prose, imagery helps define your voice, enlivens your work, and makes your writing memorable. The emphasis in this workshop is on visual imagery. We will… View More »

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Imagery: Hear ye, hear ye! Writing in a Key

October 12, 2017
Instructor(s): Marna Rossi

Attune to and clarify the sound images in your prose or poetry. Bring out the music in your words. Listen to examples, find out about techniques that will help you… View More »

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Advanced Poetry

October 16, 2017
Instructor(s): Charlie Coté

Here is the class that will pick up where earlier workshops left off, where you will hone and focus your skills. Students will share their poems in a workshop-structured class… View More »

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Imagery: Invoking the Senses

October 19, 2017
Instructor(s): Marna Rossi

Expand your use of imagery. Visual and sound imagery power up your writing. Adding kinesthetic, smell, and taste imagery connects your reader to your meaning in a more lively way.… View More »

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7×7 Online Poetry Challenge

October 22, 2017
Instructor(s): Albert Abonado

This class is designed to get those creative juices flowing. Over seven days, you will work on writing exercises that will inspire you and jumpstart your writing. Perfect for anyone… View More »

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The Golden Shovel: A Poetry Workshop

October 26, 2017
Instructor(s): Gail Hosking

Expand your poetry repertoire by learning about “the golden shovel,” a format created by poet Terrance Hayes to honor Gwendolyn Brooks. The golden shovel poem is set in the tradition… View More »

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