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73 Best Poetry Creative Writing Classes in 2024

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In the Poetry over Privilege Workshop, we will discover how powerful poetry is not limited to a privileged group but is available to anyone willing to do the poetic work of paying attention, daring to dream, and striving to craft.

Website: https://www.porchtn.org/class/poetry-over-privilege-grade...

Categories: Poetry

Start date:

April, 2024

Price:

$30.00

Based in Nashville

Level: Beginner

Class size: Unlimited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

6 Weeks, 6 Poems

GrubStreet

This interactive online poetry workshop, conducted via Zoom, spans 6 weeks starting October 17th. It's designed for intermediate adult learners, offering an opportunity to create new works or refine existing poems. With a focus on contemporary poets and in-class prompts, this course encourages playful and experimental writing approaches, targeting those seeking to deepen their poetry skills​​.

Website: https://grubstreet.org/findaclass/class/6-weeks-6-poems-35/

Categories: Poetry

Start date:

March, 2024

Price:

$390.00

Based in Boston

Level: Intermediate

Class size: 13

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Learn and practice techniques for performing your writing. Think of it as a more fun version of a speech class: we’ll look at performance techniques from some incredible storytellers and have the chance to workshop your works-in-progress or completed pieces. While this class focuses on prose writing, poets are welcome!

Website: https://literary-arts.org/event/the-performance-of-writing/

Categories: Poetry

Start date:

March, 2024

Price:

$290.00

Based in Portland

Level: Any

Class size: Unlimited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Sonnet Crash Course

The Writer's Center

Guided by an award-winning and internationally published author of sonnets, villanelles, and other metrical poems, you’ll first read time-honored sonnets to see how and why they work. Next the class will write a group sonnet, and then — with or without shortcuts — you’ll start one of your own.

Website: https://writer.org/event/fa23fic23i/

Categories: Poetry

Start date:

April, 2024

Price:

$50.00

Based in Washington

Level: Any

Class size: Limited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

How Poems Begin

The Writer's Center

Poets and poems are often remembered for their opening lines, but is there a “right” or at least a “better” way to begin a poem? In this workshop, we will explore some of the ways in which poets have traditionally chosen to open their poems and what these strategies achieve.

Website: https://writer.org/event/how-poems-begin/

Categories: Poetry

Start date:

April, 2024

Price:

$50.00

Based in Washington

Level: Beginner

Class size: Limited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Poetry Meets Fiction for Ages 11-13

Lighthouse Writers Workshop

Do you love writing poems and fiction? In this camp, poetry and fiction intertwine to create captivating prose poems and bite-sized flash fiction. We'll examine the works of authors who masterfully blend these genres to weave tales that dance with lyrical beauty and narrative intrigue.

Website: https://lighthousewriters.org/workshop/poetry-meets-ficti...

Categories: Poetry

Start date:

July, 2024

Price:

$270.00

Based in Denver

Level: Any

Class size: Limited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Held mostly outdoors at Shelby Bottoms, this workshop combines naturalist and forest bathing techniques to enhance observation skills. Participants will engage in creative writing exercises to translate these immersive observations into vivid written descriptions.

Website: https://www.porchtn.org/class/writing-like-a-naturalist-3

Categories: Poetry

Start date:

May, 2024

Price:

$60.00

Based in Nashville

Level: Beginner

Length: 1 (2 hours)

Class size: Unlimited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

For five weeks, we'll discuss the ways in which poets use the line to different effect. We'll read (and write) poems that deal in compression, poems that suspend time and air, poems that seem to careen off the page, and poems that defy all the poetic "rules" of the line.

Website: https://brooklynpoets.org/workshops/all/writing-desire/

Categories: Poetry

Start date:

April, 2024

Price:

$395.00

Based in New York

Level: Advanced

Class size: 10

Prerequisites: A writing sample of 5 pages of poems is required.

Found Poetry

The Porch

In this single-day workshop, we will take a Sharpie to an advertisement, article, or recycled book to create a poem from found language, and we'll interact with images and archives to create meaningful new works.

Website: https://www.porchtn.org/class/found-poetry

Categories: Poetry

Start date:

May, 2024

Price:

$51.00

Based in Nashville

Level: Beginner

Class size: Unlimited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Writing Motherhood

GrubStreet

This workshop is for writers who have become mothers (self-defined), or mothers who need to write. In this six-week class, we will read and discuss texts on the topic of motherhood from a diversity of perspectives, and explore and interrogate our own relationship with motherhood through our writing.

Website: https://grubstreet.org/findaclass/class/writing-motherhoo...

Categories: Poetry

Start date:

April, 2024

Price:

$390.00

Based in Boston

Level: Any

Class size: 30

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

This workshop is for anyone who wants to practice active embodied writing, for writers who crave a deeper relationship to their body in motion but struggle with direction, and also movement artists who struggle to write about their practice or struggle to write in general.

Website: https://www.bluestoop.org/classes/angel-edwards-corporeal...

Categories: Poetry

Start date:

April, 2024

Price:

$250.00

Based in Philadelphia

Level: Any

Class size: Unlimited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

How to Write a Lot!

The Writer's Center

You may think you don’t have the time, energy, or inspiration to write because of your hectic lifestyle. Wrong! Learn what Kathryn Johnson’s Extreme Novelists know about organizing their time, establishing a productive writing routine, and getting their stories written. Become the dedicated author you’ve always dreamed of being.

Website: https://writer.org/event/how-to-write-a-lot/

Categories: Poetry

Start date:

April, 2024

Price:

$50.00

Based in Washington

Level: Beginner

Length: 8 (Self-paced with asynchronous teaching)

Class size: Limited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

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