2020 Events

Event :: Affordable, Virtual Monthly Workshops & Literary Coaching: Caesura Poetry Workshop

Caesura Poetry Workshop logo open book with red bookmarkRegistration Deadline: Year-round
Event dates: Monthly workshops
Event location: Zoom
Caesura Poetry Workshop aims to support, inspire, educate, and energize poets of all backgrounds through affordable monthly Zoom workshops hosted by award-winning poet, editor, and writing coach John Sibley Williams. Workshops include poem analysis, active group discussion, writing prompts, and plenty of writing time. Upcoming classes include Mastering Ekphrastic Poetry ($45; November 18 & Friday, November 20, 1-4pm PT), Poetry of Place ($40; December 16, 1:30-4pm PT), and Writing Evocative Love Poems ($40; January 27, 1:30-4pm PT). 1-1 personalized workshops, manuscript critiques, and regular coaching to keep you writing and inspired also available. More information: www.johnsibleywilliams.com/upcoming-classes. To register, email jswilliams1307@gmail.com.

Mudfish Writing Workshop Goes Virtual

Mudfish founding editor Jill Hoffman leads a combined workshop of poetry and fiction in Tribeca, New York. These workshops are open to writers of all levels and are now being conducted virtually via ZOOM. Writers get to read aloud each week and give and receive honest and constructive criticism. Editors for Mudfish are also recruited from these workshops.

Sessions are being offered Tuesday or Wednesday nights from 7:30 to 11:00 PM. Visit their website to learn more.

Event :: SLS x St. Petersburg Review Virtual Master’s Class in Fiction

typewriter master's class in fictionEvent Dates: November 8–22, 2020; Location: Virtual;
Extended Deadline: October 30, 2020
Limited to: 10 people. Summer Literary Seminars International Retreats, an offshoot of SLS, in conjunction with St. Petersburg Review/Springhouse Journal invites you to a unique two-week master’s class in fiction taught by internationally acclaimed authors, Dawn Raffel and Laurie Stone. In this online course, you will receive one-to-one feedback; meet the editors of the New Yorker, Graywolf Press, Guernica, and St. Petersburg Review; attend events with Mona Awad, Polina Barskova, and Kadija Sesay; receive discounts for future programs including residencies in Georgia and Kenya; read your work in a publicly advertised event; and more. November 8 to November 22. To learn more and submit, visit stpetersburgreview.com/master-class.

Event :: Reversed Thunder with Brendan Constantine

Event dates: November 5 – December 3, 2020; Location: Virtual
Join award-winning poet Brendan Constantine for an exciting craft and generative workshop presented by The Poetry Lab. Writers will respond/reflect on the principles of poetic conscious and political poetry as they explore valedictions and liberate their post-election feelings. Class includes three two-hour workshop sessions and ends in a live public performance, where all students will be invited to read alongside Brendan. Registration fee is $150 for adults, $125 for students with a valid student ID. Must be 18 or over to enroll. Class begins Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 6pm PST via Zoom. Learn more at thepoetrylab.com/reversed-thunder.

Event :: The Poetics Course by Fledgling Writing Workshops

picture of fall leavesFall Dates: Wednesdays, Nov 4–25; Winter Dates: Feb 3–24 from 6:30-8:30 pm EST
Location: Virtual
Low on inspiration? Let this gentle, four-week poetry intensive by one of NYC’s top writing schools according to TimeOut NY spark your creativity. Through two highly generative hours of weekly class time, plus limited homework assignments, guided journaling, and a supplemental workbook of readings, you’ll consider different ways to push the boundaries of your language and gain greater control over the poetic side of your voice. You’ll end the month having produced several short works. Join accomplished poet, educator, and visual artist Catie Hannigan for a month of recovering your creativity. $300, Wednesdays in November and February. Learn more at our website.

Event :: Driftwood Press Virtual Seminars for Fiction & Poetry

Driftwood Press Fall 2020 Virtual Fiction & Poetry Seminars bannerDriftwood Press‘ “Editors & Writers: The Path to Publication” and “Chapbook Creation” seminars are open for registration! Short story writers and poetry chapbook writers seeking to polish their craft and learn about the other side of submissions should apply; each course includes five lectures, critiques, prompts, readings, and more. Both courses are limited to fifteen spots each and will close when those spots are filled or when the course begins on October 19th. Click the link for more testimonials, a lecture list, and additional information.

Event :: Willow Writers’ Fall 2020 Virtual Workshops

Registration Deadline: Rolling
Willow Writers’ Workshops is going virtual this fall! We will offer workshops, providing writing prompts, craft discussions, and manuscript consultations. All levels are welcome. Writers’ Workshops available on Thursday nights, Sunday afternoons, Saturday mornings, and Monday mornings. Fall seminars include Generating Story Ideas and Creating a Strong Sense of Place; Gothic Fiction, and Flash! Writing Short, Short Prose. Workshops and seminars run in September and October. The facilitator is Susan Isaak Lolis, a published and award-winning writer. For more information, check out willowwritersretreat.com.

Event :: Poetry Lab’s Submit It Like You Mean It

Poetry Lab's 2020 Submit It Like You Mean ItEnrolling now: six-week virtual seminar offered by The Poetry Lab, Submit It Like You Mean It: All You Need to Know to Successfully Submit Poetry for Publication. Reliable, effective submissions strategy with in-depth guidance on cover letters, bio statements, simultaneous submissions, where to submit, how to create a tracking sheet, and much more. Our goal is to demystify the path to publication with practical tools and insider knowledge in a friendly environment. Registration fee is $95 and includes one-month subscription to Duotrope. Scholarships are available. Class begins October 6, 2020. Learn more at our website.

Event :: The Center for Creative Writing Online Courses & Virtual Retreats

The Center for Creative Writing has been guiding aspiring writers toward a regular writing practice for more than 30 years. Our passionate, published teachers offer inspiring online writing courses in affordable six-week sessions, as well as one-on-one services (guidance, editing) and writing retreats (virtual for 2020). Whatever your background or experience, we can help you become a better writer and put you in touch with the part of you that must write, so that you will keep writing. Join our inclusive, supportive community built on reverence for creativity and self-expression, and find your way with words.