WDtS Online: Form,YOUR Way!

4 Tuesdays starting July 11th 6:00pm-8:00pm (EST)
Online: Zoom
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
30 seats max

This class is free and you do not need to pay or apply for a scholarship. Instead, to join this class fill out This Form. DO NOT use any of the other buttons or links to apply to this class.

Join us for a comprehensive four-week workshop that aims to enhance your poetic creativity and refine your technical skills through various forms of poetry. In this workshop, you will gain a deep understanding of poetic form and learn how to use it to your advantage. Our focus will be on the Sestina, Villanelle, Duplex, and other forms, as we explore their unique properties and how to use them in editing, shifting perspective & refining your work.  We will be learning the rules, but not to bind, For poetry is fluid, not confined.  Learn them, break them, play with form. Our approach is centered on nurturing your creativity and challenging you to push beyond the boundaries of traditional forms. You will leave this workshop with a new level of understanding poetic form and how to break its rules to make it your own. You will further evolve your poetic abilities and have an expanded toolkit for your creative writing pursuits. This class is open to writers of all levels and experience.

Who Should Register?

Write Down the Street has a special focus on making the creative writing workshop more accessible to those who face challenges due to cost, language skills, lack of access to transportation, and other barriers. We believe that all voices must be spotlighted with the range and fullness they deserve.

These programs are offered tuition-free thanks to the support of generous donors who are committed to our mission of ensuring all voices are heard.

About GrubStreet Remote Classes

All you’ll need is a laptop or a phone! You’ll receive an email from your instructor on the day your class is scheduled with a link to join the class meeting via Zoom–no need to download anything or sign up for Zoom in advance! If you have questions about remote learning, please feel free to reach out to [email protected] for more information! 

For a glimpse at how remote learning works, look no further than the deep Zoom discussion of writing and literature below:

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Lysz Flo
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Previous Students Say

  • Generative
  • "Lots of Practical Tips"


  • Craft Lessons
  • Inspiration


  • Poetry

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