WELCOME BACK to 24PEARLSTREET! 

REGISTRATION FOR SPRING WORKSHOPS BEGINS MARCH 18th.

Like honeybees in winter, here at the Fine Arts Work Center, we’ve been incredibly busy re-creating and re-visioning our programs. We’re ready now to share these programs with all of you and to let them bloom in our greater community! 

I am thrilled to be a part of this re-creation as the new program manager of 24PearlStreet, FAWC’s Online Writing Program. As a fellow creator—a poet, co-translator, editor, and literary citizen—I’m very excited for this opportunity to administer this seminal program. Starting this position comes on the heels of:  the publication of my latest poetry collection OBJECT LESSON and my teaching resource OBJECT LESSON: A GUIDE TO WRITING POETRY; as well as my deepening involvement with the collaborative reconciliation arts collective: Her Story Is. These projects have connected me with innovative, international artists and art lovers, and I feel my work with 24PearlStreet is a natural extension of this connection. One lesson of the past year, for me, has been that writers and artists are hungry for online learning and online communities which advance and enliven their projects.

I’m still in the midst of training with the fantastic team here and with my predecessor—the amazing, hard-working, and thoughtful Gemma Leghorn—so, I’m proceeding apace with patience and good humor. I’m so grateful to Gemma for her devotion to this program and to all of you. She’s laid solid groundwork for this next phase of our online learning community. 

WRITERS—FELLOW BEES! 

Here at FAWC we know you’ve been busy too. I’d like to invite all of you to register for and enjoy these great new features of 24PearlStreet

-We’ve a new, custom built, easy to use Online Classroom which was conceived and designed by Gemma and the FAWC team specifically for 24PearlStreet.

-We’ve new configurations for our workshops:

          -Asynchronous Classes: these are our beloved mainstays—workshops lasting for 1, 4, or 8 weeks—which will continue to be perfect for busy writers.

          -Asynchronous Classes with LIVE elements: these are asynchronous workshops that include a few, optional “live elements” which are indicated in the catalog description.

          -24PearlStreet LIVE Classes: these are new, synchronous, intensive workshops which meet several hours at a time (for the Spring session we have 1 week LIVE intensives only and will roll out 4 and 8 week           LIVE workshops in the future).

          -24PearlStreet Faculty Readings: you can meet me and our amazing faculty as we share work from our new books in these special events.

REGISTRATION FOR OUR SPRING SESSION OPENS MID-MARCH AND CLASSES BEGIN AS EARLY AS APRIL 12TH.

We’ve many fantastic returning instructors, including: Jessica Jacobs, Ann Hood, Susanna Sonnenberg, Kim Addonizio, Nickole Brown, Sandra Beasley, Fred Marchant, Joanne Dugan, Anne Sanow, Tyler Mills, Peter Campion, Amber Flora Thomas, Elissa Altman, Seema Reza, Irina Reyn, and Daisy Fried.

As well, we're happy to feature new instructors, including: Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Curtis Bauer, Grace Talusun, and Olivia Kate Cerrone.

AS EMILY DICKINSON SAID: "BEE! I'M EXPECTING YOU!"

If you’ve any questions about the program before, during, or after registration—feel free to send me a note at: jjean@fawc.org. Like you, I’m in love with words and devoted to making my creations into their best selves. Again, from Dickinson: “I know nothing in the world that has much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it until it begins to shine.” I look forward to getting to know all of you and working together to nurture your writing life.

Jennifer Jean
Program Manager
24PearlStreet, FAWC’s Online Writing Program