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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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Jill Talbot

Flashing the Essay

June 8 to July 3, 2020
Tuition: $50
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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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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 and 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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