24PearlStreet Workshop List

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Nancy Pearson

15 Works: July

July 3 to July 28, 2017
Tuition: $500
This four week poetry workshop is based on a class taught at the former Corcoran School of Art. In "15 Works," you’ll write 3 to 4 poems a week in response to assignments and prompts, with weekly themes. Comments on one another’s poems will be...More
Peter Campion

Form From Feeling and Feeling From Form: Summer

July 10 to August 4, 2017
Tuition: $500
 This class is for people who want to improve their poems, by understanding the art more fully, from the inside out. During our four weeks, we’ll explore seven formal elements—action, voice, sentence, phrase, line, sound, and metaphor—while...More
Ann Hood

Writing the Personal Essay: July

July 10 to August 4, 2017
Tuition: $500
Each week will begin with my introduction of a topic for that week's memoir assignment. Topics will include Food, Place, Love, and Loss. I will email you examples from writers I admire such as Jonathan Lethem, JoAnn Beard, Cheryl Strayed, and Tony...More
Arisa White

Know Thyself: Poetry of Personal Witness

July 17 to August 11, 2017
Tuition: $500
Those silent places we inhabit are places where we can learn to better listen—to self and to others. In this workshop we turn within, using poetry to cultivate greater attention and embodiment. You will incorporate meditation into your writing...More
D. Gilson

Life Drawing: Public Persona Poetry

July 17 to July 21, 2017
Tuition: $500
"I am ashamed of my century,” Frank O’Hara explains, "for being so entertaining but I have to smile.” In this one-week intensive course, students will mine speech acts — from Twitter to long-form interviews — by a public figure of their choosing to...More
Ed Skoog

Keep Your Foot on the Sustain Pedal: Writing Long Poems in July and August

July 24 to August 18, 2017
Tuition: $500
In this workshop, participants will struggle through several drafts of a few poems between 50 and 150 lines in length. Perhaps it seems silly to write those numbers down as meaningful parameters, but in the instructor’s experience that’s where a...More
Kim Addonizio

Exploring the Sonnet

July 31 to August 25, 2017
Tuition: $500
Whether you’ve been writing sonnets for years, or have forgotten what iambic pentameter is, or never knew in the first place—this workshop is for you. The sonnet is a beautiful, flexible form that is as vital now as it was when Petrarch and Dante...More
Nancy Pearson

15 Works: August

July 31 to August 25, 2017
Tuition: $500
This four week poetry workshop is based on a class taught at the former Corcoran School of Art. In "15 Works," you’ll write 3 to 4 poems a week in response to assignments and prompts, with weekly themes. Comments on one another’s poems will be...More
Lisa Duffy

Elements of Craft: A Fiction Workshop

July 31 to August 25, 2017
Tuition: $500
This workshop is for students who are looking for critical feedback on a short story or novel-in-progress (novel excerpt should stand alone).  Students will critique each other’s work using a template focused on the essential elements of fiction—...More
Sara Eliza Johnson

First and Last(ing) Impressions: A Poetry Workshop

July 31 to August 25, 2017
Tuition: $500
“Since when,” he asked,“Are the first line and last line of any poemWhere the poem begins and ends?”—Seamus Heaney, “The Fragment”First and last impressions may not be everything, as the familiar sayings claim, but they are certainly critical in...More
Anne Sanow

Revision is the Writing: Prose Workshop, Summer

July 31 to August 25, 2017
Tuition: $500
It’s easy to resist revision as the “work” part of creating—but when you embrace it fully as part of the creative process, your writing will start to go to new levels.  Real revision is bold and daring.  It demands that you get into the guts of...More
Ada Limón

Staying True: Authenticity and Voice: Summer

July 31 to August 25, 2017
Tuition: $500
Ada Limón is determined to help you focus in on your own personal style and write poems in your own unique voice in a world filled with constantly challenging external influences. This class you will offer new techniques to help you develop a...More
Lydia Millet

Fierce Fiction: Five Days

August 7 to August 11, 2017
Tuition: $500
This workshop will take a fiction sample from each student (ten to fifteen pages of a short story or beginning of a novel) and revise it over the five days of the class. We’ll work on honing the piece’s voice to make it as powerful as possible,...More
Sarah Green

Your Best Beach Body

August 7 to August 11, 2017
Tuition: $500
Where in your body do you house longing? Where does surprise live? Tenderness? Humor? This week we'll prep our summer poem bodies with seven prompts designed to provoke and invite the visceral and somatic, both dark and light. We'll build muscle...More
Ed Skoog

Called to Speech: A One-Week Workshop

August 21 to August 25, 2017
Tuition: $500
What is happening when you begin to write a poem? What does it mean to be called to speech, to break into song? Why this, why now? How does the occasion of a poem lead you to write a poem in a certain way, and what avenues do you take to pursue or...More
Porochista Khakpour

Experimental Writing for the Non-Experimental Writers

August 21 to August 25, 2017
Tuition: $500
What does it mean for literature to be experimental? The great Margaret Atwood defines it as: “Fiction that sets up certain rules for itself . . .while subverting the conventions according to which readers have understood what constitutes a proper...More
Meghan O'Gieblyn

The ‘I’ in Memoir

August 21 to August 25, 2017
Tuition: $500
In a lecture titled “Why I Write,” Joan Didion remarked that all she could hear in those three words was “I, I, I.” She was alluding to a common criticism of memoir—that it encourages navel-gazing. But the primacy of first-person narrative—the “...More