Workshop Catalog – Poetry

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Diane Gilliam

Writing Poems Through the Great Stories


August 19 to September 13, 2019

Transpersonal stories such as fairy tales, myths and sacred stories can be understood as templates for some of our most basic human patterns–as guides for archetypal human experiences. When they are brought to bear on our singular lived... [more]

Savannah Sipple

Telling the Body's Many Stories


September 16 to October 11, 2019

In Two or Three Things I Know For Sure, Dorothy Allison says: “I am one woman but I carry in my body all the stories I have ever been told…. Every writing course I ever heard of said the same thing. Take one story, follow it through, beginning... [more]

Doug Van Gundy

The Line in the Landscape - Poetry and Place


October 14 to November 8, 2019

A tomato grown in the sandy soil of Florida doesn’t taste anything like a tomato grown in a West Virginia creek bottom. And the identical variety of grapes grown in France and Australia are required by law to be called by different names, so... [more]

Ciona Rouse

Reassembling the Pieces:
Revising Work for the Reader


November 11 to December 6, 2019

The root of the word mosaic comes from the Latin musaicum, meaning “the work of the Muses.” Perhaps the real work of the Muse isn’t giving the words to the poet; perhaps it’s revising, cracking the words open and making them into something new... [more]

Pauletta Hansel

Developing Your Manuscript: A Master Class in Poetry


February 10 to March 6, 2020

In this workshop poets will begin the work to develop an existing group of poems into a unified collection, be that a chapbook or chapter or “skeleton” of a larger manuscript. Exercises and workshop will be geared toward bringing poems into... [more]

Ashley M Jones

Poetry is Not a Luxury


April 6 to May 1, 2020

Audre Lorde told us that poetry is necessary for our survival. Poets are society’s mirror, its record keepers—we hold the world accountable. In this workshop, we will study and write poetry that tells these necessary stories, voicing from within our... [more]