Classes & Workshops

These Classes & Workshops are happening from today, forward.

30/30 National Poetry Month Challenge

April 01, 2017
Instructor(s): Albert Abonado

April is National Poetry Month. For the month of April, sign up and receive a daily writing prompt via email. Post your results in the forum and read the works… View More »

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Master Class: Sonnet as Argument with Myself

April 15, 2017
Instructor(s): Craig Morgan Teicher

The sonnet is really the only “popular” poetic form in the English language, the only form that’s been used widely for centuries. Why? Because its format demands are workable in… View More »

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Online Beginning Poetry

April 17, 2017
Instructor(s): Tom Fugalli

If you have ever been curious about poetry but have been afraid to try, this is the class for you. It will be a comprehensive class for beginner or intermediate… View More »


Advanced Poetry

April 24, 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 »


Poems Speak: Sound Out!

April 27, 2017
Instructor(s): Marna Rossi

Do you enjoy performance poetry? Enliven your audience with a dazzling, audacious, or lyrical performance! You will have a chance to read your own poems and those of others as… View More »

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Beginning Poetry Intensive

May 24, 2017
Instructor(s): Albert Abonado

Do you have a way with words? Would you like to develop it into something more? In this four week course, we will read contemporary poets, discuss craft, and dive… View More »


Shakespeare Never Did This: The Life & Work of Charles Bukowski (New!)

June 05, 2017
Instructor(s): David Yockel, Jr.

Charles Bukowski once said that “Writers are desperate people, and when they stop being desperate they stop being writers.” Bukowski translated his desperation into over twenty poetry collections, six novels,… View More »

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Gell Summer Intensive

July 08, 2017

In these one-day intensive workshops, students will immerse themselves in the study of their chosen genre with some of the area’s top writers and teachers. This intensive includes four hours… View More »