In-Person: Seaport

6 Weeks, 6 Poems

$355.00
Members
$370.00
Non-members
6 Thursdays from 6:00pm-9:00pm, starting June 23rd
In-Person: Seaport
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Level: Intermediate
Adult (18+)
14 seats max

Whether you're looking to experiment, produce new works for a collection, or work on revisions, this workshop offers the opportunity to broaden and deepen your knowledge of poetry. Each week, we’ll study the craft and vision of contemporary poets and respond to in-class prompts. You will share two poems a week, one from the in-class writing exercise and something else you’ve revised at home. Our lessons include exercises focused on ‘poeming-on-our-feet,’ and exploring experimental revision strategies. There will also be an optional poetry craft podcast episode assigned each week so you can hear from other working poets their thoughts on craft, moving through the world as a writer, and some lovely banter along the way. This class will allow you to break old habits, play with unconventional forms, and, most importantly, leave the course with both fresh and revised drafts of many poems. We'll be looking at work by Ada Limon, Melissa Studdard, Suji Kwok Kim, Eleni Sikelianos, Franny Choi, and Tarfia Faizullah.

Class Format

This class will take place in-person at our Center for Creative Writing in Boston's Seaport neighborhood. Please note that proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is required to attend this class. Please submit your proof of vaccination here at least 48 hours before your class begins. Read on to learn more about GrubStreet's vaccine protocol and find information about where to get vaccinated below.

GrubStreet Vaccine Protocol

Please submit your most recent proof of vaccination, which requires a booster shot for those eligible, here at least 48 hours before your class begins. If you have previously submitted a proof of vaccination that did not include your booster shot, you will need to resubmit your updated vaccine card.  If you are not able to fill out our vaccination form 48 hours before your class begins, please bring your vaccine card (or a photo of it) with you to the building. Please note that if you arrive for class and you have not filled out the form and do not have proof of vaccination with you, you will not be allowed to participate in the class. And don’t forget your mask! In accordance with the City of Boston, masks will be required at all times while inside the building. Click here to read GrubStreet's full Vaccination and Masking Policy.

Vaccination status: For in-person classes and events, your vaccination status is considered up-to-date until the time you are eligible for a boosterwhich is 5 months after the second dose in a two-shot series. Boosters are required for all visitors on our second floor if your second shot was more than 5 months ago. 

Scholarship Information

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

Instructor

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Binx Perino
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Previous Students Say

  • "Generative"
  • "Frequent Deadlines"
  • "Inspired Me to Write More"

Elements

  • Craft Lessons
  • In-Class Writing
  • Instructor Feedback
  • Revision Assignments
  • Reading Homework
  • Writing Homework

Genre

  • Poetry

Commitment Level

Medium

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