Classes & Workshops

These Classes & Workshops are happening from today, forward.

Unexpected Finds: Creating Poetry Inspired by Everyday Objects (new)

July 05, 2017
Instructor(s): Marna Rossi

Walking through life, we find objects that intrigue us: an ornament on a building or in a garden, a plant; or, an attic, garage, or antique store find. We hear… View More »

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Poetic Imprints (New)

July 06, 2017
Instructor(s): Marna Rossi

Write vignette poems about your life history through objects, scents, photos, stanzas, or tendrils of conversation or songs that link you with your past. Discover felt-sense images that express your… 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 »

Your Chapbook Summer (New)

July 10, 2017
Instructor(s): Albert Abonado

A poetry chapbook is a small collection of poetry, typically no more than 40 pages. A chapbook is a wonderful way to make a brief but powerful statement with your… View More »


Advanced Poetry

July 10, 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 »


Introduction to Poetry: An Online Workshop

July 12, 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 »


Introduction to Poetry

July 18, 2017
Instructor(s): Ryan Shepard

A strong focus on writing prompts, learning about craft, and discovering contemporary poets is what makes up this beginner’s poetry class. We will workshop our poetry in a supportive group… View More »


“The Hand You Extend in Friendship”: Choosing a Title for Your Poem (new)

July 20, 2017
Instructor(s): Sarah Freligh

What’s the work of a poem’s title? According to Pulitzer-prize winning poet Ted Kooser, titles “represent the hand you extend in friendship toward your reader.” In this short class, we’ll… View More »

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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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