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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

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

If you’d like to bring more elements of science fiction, fantasy, and/or horror (and their many subgenres) into your poetry, this class is for you! In this class, we’ll explore speculative poetry and its possibilities through short craft readings, example poems, and generative writing.

Website: https://writeyourstorynow.org/classes-workshops/2024-05-1...

Categories: Poetry

Start date:

May, 2024

Price:

$42.00

Based in San Diego

Level: Any

Class size: Unlimited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Nature Writing For Ages 11-13

Lighthouse Writers Workshop

Meet us at a nearby park and learn to write about our world in a way that is both informative and engaging. We will learn to observe nature closely, choose the right words to describe what you see, and craft essays, poems, and stories that will bring nature to life.

Website: https://lighthousewriters.org/workshop/nature-writing-age...

Categories: Poetry

Start date:

August, 2024

Price:

$270.00

Based in Denver

Level: Any

Class size: Limited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Getting Your Poetry Published

The Writer's Center

This intensive one-day workshop will offer all poets—whether they have yet to submit their first poem to a literary journal or are ready to present a publisher with a book-length manuscript—hands-on advice on how to achieve their publishing goals.

Website: https://writer.org/event/getting-your-poetry-published/

Categories: Poetry

Start date:

April, 2024

Price:

$60.00

Based in Washington

Level: Any

Length: 1 (2.5 hours)

Class size: Limited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Creative Writing Course: Masterclass

The University of Sydney

This week-long workshop is open to writers of all levels and focuses on fiction, memoir, and poetry. It includes writing exercises, sharing sessions, and exploration of creativity, style, and editing. Participants will learn to target different genres and markets, with the goal of developing a sustainable creative writing practice. The course is held at the University of Sydney and emphasizes growing beginnings toward completed works suitable for publication​.

Website: https://cce.sydney.edu.au/course/CWMA

Categories: Poetry

Start date:

June, 2024

Price:

$510.00

Based in Sydney

Level: Any

Class size: Unlimited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Half writing-group, half open-mic, Open Moon is an ungated space for Asian and Asian-American writers, of all levels, writing in any genre, where we can share our experiences, share our work, and cheer each other on.

Website: https://grubstreet.org/findaclass/class/open-moon-%EB%AC%...

Categories: Poetry

Start date:

Open all year round

Price:

$170.00

Based in Boston

Level: Any

Length: 3 (3 hours)

Class size: 25

Prerequisites: For writers age 13 - 18 ONLY.

Scheduled for March 22-24, 2024, at the Warwick Allerton Hotel in Chicago, this event is a dynamic gathering for aspiring writers. It includes a welcome reception, two days of workshops, panels, pitch sessions, master classes, and more. The conference aims to inspire and educate, covering a range of topics for writers of all levels. Registration includes meals and a banquet dinner, with an option for agent/publisher pitch sessions.

Website: https://cwa12.wildapricot.org/event-5383207

Categories: Poetry

Start date:

March, 2024

Price:

$385.00

Based in Chicago

Level: Any

Class size: Unlimited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Creative Writing Summer School

Manchester Writing School

The Manchester Writing School offers a two-day intensive course, providing a glimpse into one of the UK's leading literary centres. Participants engage in masterclass workshops, seminars, and talks delivered by practicing writers and critics. The program includes fiction, poetry, scriptwriting, and creative non-fiction sessions, offering a supportive environment for both personal and professional writing.

Website: https://www.mmu.ac.uk/english/courses/short/creative/#sum...

Categories: Poetry

Start date:

June, 2024

Price:

£250.00

Based in Manchester

Level: Beginner

Class size: Limited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

This program offers comprehensive training in various creative writing genres. Participants develop core skills and choose electives in fiction, non-fiction, children’s writing, poetry, or business writing. Suitable for hobbyists and those aspiring to become published authors, the course spans 15-30 months and costs approximately $3,510, not including textbooks or parking. It is available both in-person and online​​​​​​.

Website: https://extendedstudies.ucsd.edu/courses-and-programs/cre...

Categories: Poetry

Start date:

Open all year round

Price:

$3,510.00

Based in San Diego

Level: Any

Class size: Limited

Prerequisites: You must take several courses within program to qualify for certificate.

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