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Poetry Writing: From Form to Free Verse

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States

Lamenting the turn away from formal verse, Robert Frost said that free verse poetry is like playing tennis without a net. In this course, we will learn from form how to build nets in free verse. Each week we will focus on discussing a particular form of poetry (sonnets, villanelles, sestinas, etc.), concluding with free […]

$139.00

Mini-Workshop: Writing Exercises

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States

Never taken a writing workshop before? Want to try something new? Thinking about taking a longer class? These fun, low-cost sessions are a good way to meet our instructors, fellow students, and get writing! Just like our old Writing Aerobics, feel free to register or just walk in.

$10.00

Poetry Reading for Fiction Writers

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States

William Carlos Williams said that poetry is a machine made out of words, but maybe poetry is just a prime vehicle for showing how all writing is a machine. This course will examine key tools in the poet's toolbox (syntax, line, sound play) and explore how poetry's lessons can be incorporated into prose writing. The […]

Poetry Camp (class full)

NY, United States

5 Sessions, Monday-Friday Ignite or re-energize your poetry by spending an invigorating week at Writers & Books. Perfect for getting those gears turning, each evening will feature a different teaching artist.  This course will include generative exercises and discussion of your own as well as published poems to help you get the most out of […]

$172.00

Ode to Odes: Poetry Workshop on Praise, Gratitude, and Appreciation

Virtual Classroom NY, United States

We’ve moved online! All workshops will be conducted through Zoom, an interactive platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation in your workshops. The day before your workshop you’ll receive an email with a link to Zoom for your workshop session.  Member Price: $22 Deadline to Register: May 15, 5 pm Instructor: Anastasia […]

$25.00

Prompting Poetry: How to Build a Poetry Prompt

Virtual Classroom NY, United States

We’ve moved online! All workshops will be conducted through Zoom, an interactive platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation in your workshops. The day before your workshop you’ll receive an email with a link to Zoom for your workshop session.  Member Price: $22 Deadline to Register: May 29, 5 pm Instructor: Anastasia […]

$25.00

Poetry 101: Line Breaks

Virtual Classroom NY, United States

We’ve moved online! All workshops will be conducted through Zoom, an interactive platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation in your workshops. You’ll receive an email with a Zoom link to your workshop 5pm the day before the workshop. Member Price: $30 Deadline to Register: October 29, 5 pm Instructor: Anastasia Nikolis […]

$35.00

Poetry 101: Voice

Virtual Classroom NY, United States

We’ve moved online! All workshops will be conducted through Zoom, an interactive platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation in your workshops. You’ll receive an email with a Zoom link to your workshop 5pm the day before the workshop. Member Price: $30 Deadline to Register: November 19, 5 pm Instructor: Anastasia Nikolis […]

$35.00

Poetry 101: Poetic Line

Virtual Classroom NY, United States

Member Price: $30 1 Session Deadline to Register: January 20, 5 pm Instructor: Anastasia Nikolis Line breaks give poetry its hallmark appearance on the page by turning blocks of text into short, neat lines. But line breaks aren’t made by randomly hitting the return key on your keyboard. When used well, they can expand the […]

$35.00

Poetry 101: Poetic Form and Content

Virtual Classroom NY, United States

Member Price: $30 1 Session Deadline to Register: February 2, 5 pm Instructor: Anastasia Nikolis Robert Frost said that free verse poetry is like playing tennis without a net. In actuality, free verse poets have to make their own net. In this workshop, we will talk about the unique way that form and content define […]

$35.00

Poetry 101: Poetic Endings

Virtual Classroom NY, United States

Member Price: $30 1 Session Deadline to Register: February 17, 5 pm Instructor: Anastasia Nikolis How do poems end? What makes a poem’s ending feel satisfying and complete? Ending any piece of writing is tough, and ending a poem is no different. In this workshop, we will talk about creating appetite and expectation throughout a […]

$35.00

Poetry 101: Poetic Endings through Louise Glück

Virtual Classroom NY, United States

Member Price: $30 1 Session, 1.5 hours Deadline to Register: June 9, 5 pm Instructor: Anastasia Nikolis   How do poems end? What makes a poem’s ending feel satisfying and complete? Ending any piece of writing is tough, and ending a poem is no different. In this workshop, we will talk about creating appetite and […]

$35.00
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