24PearlStreet Workshop List

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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
Laura Madeline Wiseman

Delightful Duos: Collaborating Poets

September 4 to October 27, 2017
Tuition: $500
Delightful duos, crafty couples, and writers who dare to work in pairs, this eight-week studio will focus on the art of collaborating with other poets. Each student will participate in 2-4 paired groups to produce new, exciting creations written in...More
Anne Sanow

Revision is the Writing: Prose Workshop

September 4 to September 29, 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
Julie Carr

The Epistolary Poem

September 4 to September 8, 2017
Tuition: $500
In 1959, American poet Frank O’Hara wrote a mock-manifesto he called “Personism” in which he argued that a poem should be immediate and intimate, that it should “address itself to one person (other than the poet himself), thus evoking overtones of...More
Elizabeth Bradfield

The Project Book

September 4 to September 29, 2017
Tuition: $500
Finishing a book of poems focused on a topic, rather than a loose aggregation, is a particular art.  Some poets unify books by form or voice as well as subject (such as Ellen Bryant Voigt's Kyrie, Frank X Walker's Buffalo Dance: The Journey of York...More
Rebecca Gayle Howell

We All Write Sentences: September

September 4 to September 8, 2017
Tuition: $500
This one-week intensive invites both poets and prose writers to consider more closely the power of pushing out the boundaries of the English sentence. Reading, across genres, sentences by masters of the ecstatic--James Agee, Gwendolyn Brooks,...More
Ann Hood

Writing the Personal Essay: September

September 4 to September 29, 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
Francesca Lia Block

12 Questions to Help Structure your Novel in Five Days

September 11 to September 15, 2017
Tuition: $500
Over the years, Francesca Lia Block has helped hundreds and hundreds of writers discover and develop their novels using twelve essential, inter-related questions: What is the character gift and flaw? What is the character want and need? What is...More
Chloe Garcia Roberts

Crossing Borders and Subverting Genre: The Lyric Essay: FALL

September 11 to October 6, 2017
Tuition: $500
Have your poems ever felt jealous of scientific essays, investigative journalism, instruction manuals, business correspondence, or religious texts to name a few? Or conversely does your prose feel like it’s missing certain flourishes, freedoms, or...More
Reginald Dwayne Betts

Juxtaposing the Public & Private to Add Depth to Poetry

September 11 to October 6, 2017
Tuition: $500
In this course we will look at the work of writers who skillfully juxtapose the public with the private in their poetry. We will pay special attention to identifying techniques that we can replicate and discussing strategies that make it feel...More
Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

Narrating Memoir: Who’s Telling Your Life Story?

September 11 to September 15, 2017
Tuition: $500
The memoirist is asked to play many roles: simultaneously that of the author, the narrator, and the character. And while those of the author (you, who sits at the keyboard) and the character (younger you, in the scenes you are recollecting) may be...More
Jillian Weise

The Poet as Spy: 4 Tricks from Espionage: Fall

September 11 to September 15, 2017
Tuition: $500
Since we live in the age of the ubiquitous status update, you are already familiar with spying and being spied, watching and being watched, surveying and being surveyed. So you will make that familiarity manifest by writing poems as a secret...More
Rebecca Lindenberg

Writing for the Senses: Poetic Imagery, Experience, Emotion, and Evocation: September

September 11 to September 15, 2017
Tuition: $500
Though this course may be online, it’s a highly experiential one, devoted exclusively to developing the writer’s perceptual path from sensation to language.  Richly original attention to the world and our experience of it is the best possible...More
Kim Addonizio

Exploring the Sonnet

September 18 to October 13, 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
Emilia Phillips

This Last, Selfish Stitch: On Empathy, Appropriation, and Writing Poems About the Body

September 18 to October 13, 2017
Tuition: $500
Why should we write about our bodies, rendering them frankly in our poems? How should we approach writing about the bodies of others without appropriation? What is the relationship of poetry to the body, and how does this dynamic influence our...More
Nomi Stone

Anthro-Poetics: Living, Seeing, and Wonder

September 25 to September 29, 2017
Tuition: $500
We will "sing the [world] electric" through experiments in anthro-poetics. Our goal: to expand both our seeing and writing practices, by estranging the familiar and deestranging the hitherto unknown. We will adventure together into wonder by...More
Jacqueline Kolosov

Experimenting with Hybrid Literary Genres

September 25 to October 20, 2017
Tuition: $500
In this exploratory workshop, we will experiment with the increasingly fluid boundaries between genre, specifically looking at flash fiction, the prose poem, short form nonfiction & the lyric essay. Expect to push beyond your comfort zone and...More
Joseph O. Legaspi

I Must Confess

September 25 to October 20, 2017
Tuition: $500
Why does confessional poetry get a bad rap? Arguably, aren’t all poems confessional, revealing of truths? This workshop aims to encourage and ease the risks it takes to write about risky subjects. The focus will be on poems-in-progress, elaborating...More
Rebecca Lindenberg

What I Should Have Said: Writing Funny Poems

September 25 to October 20, 2017
Tuition: $500
It is really hard to write funny.  It’s even harder to write funny with substance and pathos.  But in this class, we’ll look at several poems that succeed at being funny in different ways  - some by unlikely juxtapositions, some by satire, some by...More
Jennifer Tseng

Writing the Forbidden

September 25 to September 29, 2017
Tuition: $500
In this one-week intensive you will work to produce a piece of forbidden writing. What’s forbidden to one writer may not be forbidden to another. Some feel forbidden to write about emotions (i.e. anger, happiness etc.) or circumstances (i.e. trauma...More