Apply to an Advanced Workshop! Short Story Publishing Intensive for BIPOC Writers & Advanced Poetry Workshop

Ready to take your writing to the next level, but not sure you're ready for a months-long intensive? Try one of our 10-week advanced workshops! These classes are limited to 9 students to foster a closer and more rigorous learning experience.


Short Story Publishing Intensive for BIPOC Writers

(Online: Zoom) with Rolando Lopez (applications due February 6th)

This capstone workshop is for BIPOC writers who have workshop experience and a short story that has been extensively revised. This workshop will help BIPOC writers navigate the publishing side of writing, which has historically marginalized the voices of BIPOC writers.

During this workshop, you will:

  • add the finishing touches to a single short story that has been significantly revised
  • write an effective cover letter
  • identify specific publications and/or contests to submit your short story to
  • conclude the workshop with a submit-a-thon event

Through critical workshops of your story, visits from guests who have extensive publishing experience, and professionals from the publishing industry, you will gain knowledge of publishing standards and trends that might give you a better chance of getting published! Apply here.


Advanced Poetry Workshop

(Online: Zoom) with Laniesha Brown (applications due March 13th)

This workshop is for advanced poets who want to develop new content and deepen their craft. We’ll explore the building blocks of poetry: language, the line, poetic forms, narrative and lyric elements, and what we need to do to build the life of the poem. We'll see how what we learn manifests in our own work and that of accomplished mentor poets. We’ll write and revise ten poems and discuss making work public via readings and various types of publications. Poets whose works we explore may include Audre Lorde, Morgan Parker, Porsha Olayiwola, Patricia Smith, Ocean Vuong, Li-Young Lee, Terrance Hayes, and many others. Class is application-based and previous workshop experience is essential. Space is limited to nine poets. Apply here.

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