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Sabrina Orah Mark

Hybrid Forms

January 13 to February 7, 2020
Tuition: $500
‘“Who are you?’ said the Caterpillar. This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, ‘I—I hardly know, sir, just at present—at least I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have changed...More
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Anne Sanow

Liftoff: Beginning That Story Draft

January 13 to February 7, 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 new year, commit to getting that story...More
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Sandra Beasley

Mapping Your Memoir from Start to Finish

January 13 to March 6, 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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Indira Ganesan

Narrative Magic: A Fiction Workshop

January 13 to February 7, 2020
Tuition: $500
 Imagine taking your pencil and throwing it against a window.  Now imagine that same pencil growing wings made of feathers, shattering the window, and flying off.  What in the world will happen next?  Instilling a bit of magical or fabulist realism...More
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Tyler Mills

Radical Revision: Preparing Poems for Publication

January 13 to February 7, 2020
Tuition: $500
So you have a draft. What now? This class is geared to helping you rip open the seams of your poems and re-enter them with fresh eyes so that you can prepare them for publication this year. We will look at the revision process of poets like Allen...More
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Joanne Dugan

Writing Pictures: An Exploration of Text and Image: Winter

January 13 to February 7, 2020
Tuition: $500
It’s been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Yet the addition of photographs to text yields surprising results that can greatly deepen the impact of poetry, narrative and other written forms. Or, as Theodor Geisel said, “Words and...More
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Sarah Green

This is the Year: A New Writing Habit Starter

January 20 to February 14, 2020
Tuition: $500
Do you keep meaning to write but find yourself waylaid by parenting, work crises, news headlines, Netflix, or other fill-in-the-blank interlopers? Do you periodically sit down and create a draft but never seem to get back to revising it? We've all...More
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Aja Gabel

Writing Love Stories

January 20 to February 14, 2020
Tuition: $500
Writing love stories can feel fraught for many reasons. It can feel gendered, cliche, too personal, or not personal enough. It can feel driftless to write about “relationships” and fruitless to try to say something new about the world’s oldest topic...More
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Michael Klein

Writing Social Justice in Poetry and Essays

January 20 to February 14, 2020
Tuition: $500
At one point in my writing mostly autobiographical poetry and essays/memoir, I got some sage advice from my mentor, Adrienne Rich, who told me that it was time to extend my reach outward, beyond the self, with writing that let in more of the world....More
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Kristina Marie Darling

Collaboration Across Genres and Disciplines

January 27 to February 21, 2020
Tuition: $500
Collaborations inevitably lead creative practitioners to reflect on their own voice, aesthetic choices, and their subject position, expanding one’s sense of what is possible in one’s own projects, even when working alone. With that in mind, this...More
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Peter Campion

Form from Feeling and Feeling from Form: Winter

January 27 to February 21, 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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Elissa Altman

Intimacy, Permission, and the Heart of the Story: Winter

January 27 to February 21, 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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Brian Turner

The Big Wide World: A Poetry Workshop

January 27 to February 21, 2020
Tuition: $500
Part of our work as global literary citizens involves forming friendships and affinities with writers across the globe—even if (and oftentimes because) our nation as a whole often struggles to do the same. In this workshop, we’ll attend to what...More
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Rebecca Seiferle

The Poem's Intention

January 27 to February 21, 2020
Tuition: $500
Often, a poem has its own intentions that are at odds with the intentions of the poet. The poet will begin the poem with a certain aim, feeling, perspective, or subject, only to find that the poem veers into unknown territory. Often the preferred...More
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Ann Hood

Writing the Personal Essay: Winter

January 27 to February 21, 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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Jessica Jacobs

"In the beginning": Exploring Questions of Spirituality & Religion Through Poetry

February 3 to February 28, 2020
Tuition: $500
We live in a time of always more, always faster, where what’s new insists on itself as what’s most important. But outside this frenzy are questions that demand slow pondering, queries old as human consciousness: Why are we here? Is there a God? How...More
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Kim Addonizio

The Art of the Short Poem

February 3 to February 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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Nickole Brown

Writing in the Age of Loneliness: Eco-Literature & The Writer's Task

February 3 to February 28, 2020
Tuition: $500
We are now in the throes of a sixth mass extinction of plants and animals. Some call it the Anthropocene, but biologist E.O. Wilson said it may be called by scientists and poets alike the Eremozoic, meaning “The Age of Loneliness.” If we take the...More
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Jill Talbot

Flashing the Essay

June 9 to July 3, 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. This study includes essays by both established (...More