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24PearlStreet Workshop Catalog

Joanne Dugan
Writing Pictures: An Exploration of Text and Image
February 6 to March 3, 2023
Tuition: $650
ASYNCHRONOUS with OPTIONAL LIVE ELEMENTS 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. The text/image form, as described by artist Duane Michals exists “not to tell you what you... more
Ann Hood
How to Write a Kick Ass Essay
February 6 to March 3, 2023
Tuition: $650
ASYNCHRONOUS In this workshop, we will work on turning your unfinished essay, your idea for an essay, or your good but not good enough essay into a kick-ass essay. A kick-ass essay takes your personal story and makes it universal. It makes the reader laugh or cry or both. And it sticks with the reader... more
Tyler Mills
Poems that Travel--A Writing Residency at Home
February 6 to March 3, 2023
Tuition: $650
ASYNCHRONOUS with LIVE ELEMENTS Have you ever thought, “I’d love to do a writing residency, but I don’t have time, or am not able to travel right now?” Or maybe you’ve thought, “I want to get a lot done, but don’t want to write in isolation!” This is a friendly, but rigorous, community-based, four-week Winter... more
Melissa Studdard
To Whom It May Concern: An Epistolary Poetry Workshop
February 13 to March 10, 2023
Tuition: $650
ASYNCHRONOUS with LIVE ELEMENTS “The moon did not become the sun. It just fell on the desert in great sheets, reams of silver handmade by you.” —Agha Shahid Ali In this dynamic, generative workshop, we will join the epistolary poetic tradition by writing letter poems to each other, institutions, abstract concepts, other people, and concrete... more
Martha Collins
Growing the Poem - LIVE
February 13 to February 17, 2023
Tuition: $575
LIVE via ZOOM: 12pm-2pm (Eastern) Through the reading of published poems and daily writing prompts, we’ll explore strategies for developing fragments and stalled beginnings into actual poems, writing longer and more complex poems, and moving your work into more exciting aesthetic and emotional territory. This workshop should give you at least the beginnings of four... more
Elisa Albert
Practice Makes Perfect: Writing & Rewriting
February 13 to March 10, 2023
Tuition: $650
ASYNCHRONOUS with LIVE ELEMENTS Sometimes we know precisely how we want a piece of writing to unfold; sometimes we’re fumbling in the dark. Either way, getting to the finish line is rarely a linear journey, and process is usually much more interesting than product. In this workshop, we’ll get comfortable confronting unknowns, questioning our creative... more
Ananda Lima
Ekphrastic Writing - LIVE
February 20 to February 24, 2023
Tuition: $575
LIVE via ZOOM: 7pm-9pm (Eastern) This class will be a week of immersion in ekphrastic writing (writing about, or inspired by, art). We will read great examples of ekphrastic work by other writers together and experiment and create our own ekphrastic pieces. We will explore ekphrasis as an exercise of careful description of the artwork,... more
Leila Chatti
Praise in Hard Times - LIVE
February 20 to February 24, 2023
Tuition: $575
LIVE via ZOOM: 3pm-5pm (Eastern) “Come, see real flowers of this painful world.” – Basho It can be difficult, in these trying times, to make space for praise, or to notice the occasion for it. It is easy to believe it, even, selfish. (“Forgive me, distant wars, for bringing flowers home,” writes Szymborska.) But to... more
Erika Wurth
Structuring Your Novel
February 27 to March 3, 2023
Tuition: $550
ASYNCHRONOUS A lot of MFA programs and creative writing classes in general focus on, when comes to fiction, the short story. But most folks are most interested in writing a novel. In this craft workshop, we are going to talk about the major “beats” that take place in a great majority of the novels that... more
Dorianne Laux
The Syllable & the Line - LIVE
March 6 to March 10, 2023
Tuition: $575
LIVE via ZOOM: 2pm-4pm (Eastern) All poets are interested in patterns. When we hear a poem, we often love it as much for the patterns it makes as for the meaning carried inside the words. There are many formal names for the poetic conventions which comprise this venerable partnership, but for now we’ll simply concentrate on... more
Dorothea Lasky
Things Seen in Flowers: Poetry & the Occult Spring - LIVE
March 6 to March 10, 2023
Tuition: $575
LIVE via ZOOM: 8pm-10pm (Eastern)  Roses, daisies, pansies, violets, sunflowers, lilies, buttercups, poppies, and peonies. Flowers are things that many poets use in their poems and we associate them with love, life, health, and growth or the direct opposite of these ideas. But flowers in poems can mean other unexpected things, too. In this craft... more
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