24PearlStreet Upcoming Workshops and Events

Jenny Xie
Ekphrastic Encounters
June 24 to June 28, 2024
Price: $575
LIVE via Zoom: 2pm-4pm (Eastern Time) The ekphrastic poem—one provoked by or in response to a work of art—derives energy from the friction and affinities between two mediums and modes of experience: the visual and the verbal. As such, it can act as a vibrant site of experimentation and play, liminality and subversion. What transpires... more
Khadijah Queen
Mining Speculative Futures: Reading Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower as Writers
July 8 to July 12, 2024
Price: $550
ASYNCHRONOUS with LIVE ELEMENTS: As we continue to face international crises related to climate change, war, plague, social unrest, and the rise of pseudo-religious authoritarian governments, Octavia E. Butler’s novel Parable of the Sower—which you’ll need to read before our one-week workshop—has proven eerily prescient. Reading as writers, we can study her 1993 novel for... more
Kim Addonizio
The Sonnet: An Introduction
July 8 to July 12, 2024
Price: $575
LIVE via Zoom: 11am-1pm (Eastern Time) As a free verse poet, do you feel a bit…insecure…when it comes to meter, rhyme schemes, and that ubiquitous, beautiful, ever-challenging form known as the sonnet? This your chance to learn—or relearn—the rules, essence, and possibilities of this versatile and ever-evolving form. We’ll be starting from square one, exploring... more
Martha Rhodes
The Order of Telling: from Title to First Line, to Next Line... What We Reveal & When
July 15 to July 19, 2024
Price: $575
LIVE via Zoom: 12pm-2pm (Eastern Time) Ordering within a poem, ordering poems within a manuscript, can be difficult. We’ll look at how the writers in our workshop manage the order of telling, or revealing. The title comes first, but also, we see the very shape of a poem—we might even notice and be influenced by... more
Marcus Jackson
Voice, Image, & Ekphrasis: Exploring Intersections of Poetic & Photographic Structures
July 15 to July 19, 2024
Price: $575
LIVE via Zoom: 2-4pm (Eastern Time) This generative workshop will explore the composition styles and the exchanges between poetry and visual art (mostly photography), with the goal of propelling us into our own new drafts and projects. more
Dorianne Laux
Sprint Workshop with Dorianne Laux - LIVE
July 19, 2024
Price: $225
Finger Exercises for Poets — LIVE via ZOOM: 1pm-4pm (Eastern Time) — on July 19th  Poet Dorianne Laux will lead participants in writing prompts, or “finger exercises.” Writers will generate new poems and receive feedback on work drafted during this workshop. more
Alysia Abbott
The Call Is Coming from Inside the House
July 22 to July 26, 2024
Price: $575
LIVE via Zoom: 1pm-3pm (Eastern Time) All family stories are ghost stories. There are the ghosts of our relatives and loved ones, now passed, and the ghosts of the selves we once were. I believe the only way to cease feeling haunted by our stories is by calling those ghosts to surface through the power... more
Craig Morgan Teicher
Sonnet Days
July 29 to August 2, 2024
Price: $550
ASYNCHONOUS with LIVE ELEMENTS: Sonnets are like those mysterious architectural structures that are miraculously vaster on the inside than the view from outside could possibly promise. The sonnet, a poem of 14 lines and allegiance to a long tradition, is a podium from which to launch an argument, a clearing beneath the beloved’s balcony, a... more
Melissa Studdard
Your Own Fire: Writing the Poems That Only You Can Write
July 29 to August 2, 2024
Price: $575
LIVE via Zoom: 8:30pm-10:30pm (Eastern Time) You cannot, you cannot use someone else’s fire. You can only use your own. And in order to do that, you must first be willing to believe that you have it. ― Audre Lorde The poems and poets we love most are often unfettered, unique, and unabashedly themselves. But... more
Keetje Kuipers
Sprint Workshop with Keetje Kuipers - LIVE
August 6, 2024
Price: $225
“O let me, please”: How (& Why) to Write the Sexiest Poems of Your Life — LIVE via ZOOM: 6pm-9pm (Eastern Time) on August 6th — Reflecting on the writing of sex, Melissa Febos says, “When something seems difficult, in writing and in life, we tend to make rules around it.” And just as there... more
Abeer Hoque
Writing Personal Statements & Applying for Grants
August 12 to August 16, 2024
Price: $575
LIVE via Zoom: 3pm-5pm (Eastern Time) Are you confused, embarrassed, or scared about writing an artist’s statement? Are you unsure about how to apply for artists’ residencies, grants, or fellowships? Then this workshop is for you! We will learn how to write compelling and clear statements of purpose, and create strong applications for grants, fellowships,... more

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