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Nancy Pearson

15 Works

June 8 to July 3, 2020
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
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Rowan Ricardo Phillips

After Great Pain A Formal Feeling Comes: Exploring Experience Through Poetic Form

June 8 to June 12, 2020
Tuition: $400
This workshop will focus primarily on poetic form. We will explore not merely what these particular forms are but why, how and the often underdeveloped sense of when you may think to use them. This will involve our studying, in brief, the history of...More
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Tyler Mills

Community and Compassion: Finding Ourselves Through Us, You, and We

June 8 to July 31, 2020
Tuition: $600
Social isolation is so hard. Period. In these times, loving others means staying away. This is a compassionate workshop that is focused on community, care, and light where you will write new poems based off of prompts while we look at the ways poets...More
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Erin Adair-Hodges

Fail Up--: A Poetry Workshop

June 8 to July 3, 2020
Tuition: $500
What often keeps our competent poems from becoming captivating ones is a fear of failure, an instinctual aversion to risk. In this class, we’ll work at unlearning this impulse, priming ourselves to jump headlong into what we’ve previously side-...More
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Sandra Beasley

Mapping Your Memoir from Start to Finish

June 8 to July 31, 2020
Tuition: $600
What begins with “I have a story to tell” can soon feel unwieldy in terms of structuring a narrative, creating scenes, and adding factual depth. This class helps you create an action plan for getting your memoir written.   Week by week, we'll...More
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Ada Limón

The Art of Nothing: A Generative Poetry Workshop

June 8 to July 3, 2020
Tuition: $500
Everyone is terrified of the blank page. Perhaps we are even more scared of it now during the pandemic. What is there left to say? What is even worthy of a poem or my time or my focus? The idea of writing is often harder than the writing itself. In...More
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Traci Brimhall

The Body Electric: Pleasure & Pain in Poetry

June 8 to July 3, 2020
Tuition: $500
Whitman celebrated and sang the body and all its atoms. Woolf asked why, if illness is so common and the spirit so changed, it didn't take its place among the major themes of literature. In this class we will look at poems about the body and its...More
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This workshop will walk students through the basics of writing convincing and persuasive applications to fellowships, residencies, grants, and other opportunities.  We will address such topics as crafting personal statements, writing compelling...More
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Joanne Dugan

Writing Pictures: Embracing Uncertainty through Text & Photography

June 8 to July 3, 2020
Tuition: $500
 It’s been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Yet the addition of photographs to text yields surprising juxtapositions that can greatly deepen the impact of poetry, narrative and other written forms. Or, as Theodor Geisel said, “Words...More
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Leila Chatti

Praise in Hard Times: A Poetry Workshop

June 15 to July 10, 2020
Tuition: $500
“Come, seereal flowersof this painful world.”– Basho It can be difficult, in these trying times, to make space for praise, or to notice the occasion for it. It is easy to believe it, even, selfish. (“Forgive me, distant wars, for bringing flowers...More
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Ann Hood

Writing the Personal Essay

June 15 to July 10, 2020
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
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In this workshop, we will write poems based on some of the major themes present in the poems of the great German-language Modernist poet Rainer Maria Rilke.  As a poet and thinker Rilke returned to a handful of ideas which he incorporated into his...More
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Reif Larsen

Voice Matters: A Fiction Writing Workshop

June 22 to July 17, 2020
Tuition: $500
We all know that feeling of encountering a strong narrative voice on the page. We are infected by its singularity, by its seduction, by its ruts and inconsistencies. But what, exactly, are the mechanics of a voice’s authority? As writers, how do we...More
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Sarah Rose Nordgren

What's the Big Idea? Writing Ambitious Poems in Times of Uncertainty

June 29 to July 24, 2020
Tuition: $500
  How can poetry help us to process and respond to uncertainty? How might it teach us to grieve as well as heal? To counter isolation with connection? To generate energy and urgency around the crucial problems of our time?  Poised, as so many of us...More
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Brian Turner

Connecting the Personal to the Political: A Memoir Workshop

July 6 to July 31, 2020
Tuition: $500
In this workshop, we’ll be in conversation with journalists and global thinkers struggling to make sense of the events of our time. As we work on our own personal memoirs, we’ll explore ways to connect the large-scale and public experiences with our...More
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Susanna Sonnenberg

Engaging the Experience: Making Meaning in Memoir

July 6 to July 31, 2020
Tuition: $500
How do we turn “what happened” into a story? How do we shift through the sheer wealth of anecdote in a lived life and give it narrative purpose? Is “the truth” enough? This is a vigorous memoir workshop in which we devote laser focus to the tools...More
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Kristina Marie Darling

Perfecting the Book: A Workshop for Full-Length Poetry Manuscripts

July 6 to August 28, 2020
Tuition: $600
This workshop will provide detailed feedback on individual poems, as well as offering students a variety of strategies for sequencing, structuring, sectioning, and titling a full-length poetry manuscript.  We will glean insights about these elements...More
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Laura van den Berg

The Blazing Thing: A Fiction Workshop

July 6 to July 10, 2020
Tuition: $400
In an interview, Stephen Millhauser once spoke of “the blazing thing that deserves the name of reality.” In this workshop, each of you will be encouraged to go in search of your own “blazing thing.” In addition to workshop critique, the class will...More
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Jill Talbot

The Form of the Flash: An Essay Workshop

July 6 to July 31, 2020
Tuition: $500
Compression, concision, complexity—the flash essay, like standing on a train platform in the moment of the last car’s passing. Or maybe it’s more quiet, like the last chime of a clock’s hour strike. In this class, you’ll study essays by established...More
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During the Covid-19 health crisis, I spent many an afternoon going for walks, staying 6 feet apart from others who were doing the same thing. I often found myself drawn to walking beside the Charles River near where I live. Somehow the water flowing...More
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Pam Houston

Writing Your Best Short Story/Short Autofiction/Personal Essay in One Month

July 6 to July 31, 2020
Tuition: $500
Write your single best short story or personal essay (or short auto fiction, if you, like me, often shoot the gap between) in one month’s time. In this class we will begin with collecting glimmers. The concrete physical details, the resonant bits of...More
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Sarah Schulman

Fiction & Nonfiction Workshop

July 13 to July 17, 2020
Tuition: $400
A craft-based workshop for fiction and non-fiction writers on ALL levels: from true beginner to the multiply published, working on witnessing our extraordinary time, expressing the experience of living now in the context of others, and representing...More
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Elissa Altman

Intimacy, Permission, & the Heart of the Story

July 13 to August 7, 2020
Tuition: $500
Annie Dillard once said You have to take pains not to hang on the reader’s arms, like a drunk, and say ‘And then I did this and it was so interesting.’  What is it, exactly, that makes personal narrative truly engaging? How do we navigate the mine-...More
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Marion Winik

Memoir Boot Camp

July 20 to July 24, 2020
Tuition: $400
The week is devoted to generating new memoir material using approaches that may be a little different than what you may have tried before. Through a series of focused prompts and exercises, you will practice writing vividly detailed creative...More
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Anne Sanow

Liftoff: Beginning That Story Draft

July 27 to August 21, 2020
Tuition: $500
 Good stories start from vague ideas, character sketches, images, seemingly random thoughts, odd bits of language and rhythm.  But how to put these into motion to get a story started—and moving forward?  This summer, commit to getting that story...More
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Peter Campion

Form from Feeling and Feeling from Form

August 3 to August 28, 2020
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
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Kim Addonizio

The Art of the Short Poem

August 3 to August 28, 2020
Tuition: $500
Why write short poems? They're fun.They're challenging. They help you to be concise and get to the heart of what you want to say, and to dive deep. They enable a more detailed critique of their language. We're going to look at and discuss the...More
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Traci Brimhall

The Body Electric: Pleasure & Pain in Poetry

August 3 to August 28, 2020
Tuition: $500
Whitman celebrated and sang the body and all its atoms. Woolf asked why, if illness is so common and the spirit so changed, it didn't take its place among the major themes of literature. In this class we will look at poems about the body and its...More
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T Kira Madden

The Self, The Selves: A Memoir Workshop

August 3 to August 7, 2020
Tuition: $500
How do we take the sprawl of our lives and distill the right moments to deliver that umph of the most effective stories? How do we magnify the electricity in the mundane? This generative workshop will focus on isolation and compression, on finding...More
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Sabrina Orah Mark

Writing into the Silences: A Multi-Genre Workshop

August 3 to August 28, 2020
Tuition: $500
“It is true that each self keeps a secret self that cannot speak when spoken to.”   – Lucie Brock-Broido In this workshop we will write into those places where we have always gone mute, or muffled, or still. We will find language for those feral...More
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Paul Lisicky

On Urgency: A Memoir and Creative Nonfiction Workshop

August 10 to August 14, 2020
Tuition: $400
What does it mean to write memoir and creative nonfiction in 2020? How to write out of our personal urgency while also asking questions about community, survival, isolation, and power—all that is wrong with the world and all we’d like to make better...More
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Tyler Mills

Poems that Travel – A Writing Residency at Home

August 10 to August 14, 2020
Tuition: $400
Have you ever thought, “I’d love to do a writing residency, but I don’t have time, or am not able to travel right now?” Or maybe you’ve thought, “I want to get a lot done, but don’t want to write in isolation!” This is a friendly, but rigorous,...More