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  • Seminar
  • Online: Zoom
  • Adult (18+)

How to Write Prose Like A Poet

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  • $130.00 Non-Member
  • $110.00 Member

Class Description

A phrase borrowed from writer Steve Almond, the “lyric register” refers to language that has the feeling, intensity, and sonorousness of poetry. Whatever your genre, you can make your prose more memorable by employing the techniques that poets have long used. When you do, your readers pay attention and become intoxicated by your work. In this workshop, we will piggyback off select poems in order to propel us into an authentic place where our words can surprise us with their beauty and originality. Bring paper and pens; leave with a better ear and lots of ideas about how to make your prose sing.

Part of GrubStreet's Elements of Craft series, dedicated to exploring craft issues on a deeper level. For more on this series' offerings, click here.

Scholarships Format/Location

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

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. Please visit the Resources tab to access the video-conference link.

Zoom Participation:

Students are not required to turn their camera on, but are encouraged to participate any way they feel comfortable through functions such as the live chat, emoji reactions, and unmuting the microphone. Learn more about using Zoom here.

Zoom Accessibility:

We ask that instructors enable closed captioning and send a transcript of the session after class. You can also enable closed captioning at any time during the meeting. If your instructor forgets to send the transcript, just send ’em an email!