Announcing the Spring 2023 Classes and Workshops!

The Poetry Center is delighted to announce the Spring 2023 classes and workshops, an exciting mix of craft sessions, generative poetry studios, and rigorous seminars for working writers--at all levels. Registration opens for all of our classes on December 13 at 10am. 

We're also pleased to announce the continuation of the Arnold Greenfield Scholarship program. Through donor support, each season we offer four full scholarships that cover the tuition cost of a course in the Classes & Workshops program. The scholarships are valued anywhere from $100 (for a single-session craft class) to $300 (for a multi-session workshop), according to recipient interest. Application is simple, and any community member is eligible to apply for a scholarship if they can attest to personal financial need. Selection is by lottery. We are accepting applications now and through Dec. 6th at 5pm, so please spread the word to working writers for whom tuition would otherwise be a prohibitive financial strain.

The seven courses this season include:

Deep Listening & Sounding with Roberto Tejada  Wednesday, January 11, 5:30-7:30pm

Documentary Poetics v. American History: Beyond Critical Race Theory to See Reality with Tyehimba Jess Wednesday February 8, 5:00-7:00pm

Arranging a Manuscript with Joan Larkin SaturdaysFebruary 18 & 25, 10:00am-2:00pm

Tangling with Humanity, Earth & The Universe with Juan Felipe Herrera Saturday, February 25, 11:00am-1:00pm

Seeing is Believing: Drafting the Lasting Image with Nicole Sealey  Saturday, March 11, 11:00am-1:00pm

Some Varieties of Poetic Experience Jane Hirshfield Saturday April 15, 11:00am-1:00pm 

Through the Ash, New Leaves...Lyric Poetry Forms Addressing the Climate Crisis with Pam Uschuk Saturdays, May 6, 13, & 20 10:30am-2:30pm

 So, whether you're interested in diving deep into the nature of the lyric, getting profound with sound, crafting images that deepen your poems, exploring the intersection of poetry and American history, or getting you manuscript together for submission, you'll enjoy these craft classes and workshops with expert practitioners!

Submittable electronic enrollment manager makes registration and payment simple. At 10am on December 13th, all courses will be live for registration via this link.

For those interested in the simple application for a scholarship for Spring 2023 classes, apply here.  The scholarship window closes on Dec. 6th at 5pm.  

See you in class!