This is a six week workshop. Part 1 of a year-long class. How long have you been saying that you want to compile all of your polished poems into a full-length collection? How much longer do you have to wait? A combination of workshopping new and old poems and deep revision, serious critique, deadlines, and mutual support, the goal is a solid draft (and celebration of your accomplishment) by the end of the year. Participants are encouraged to enroll for every session, but the class is designed to accommodate ebb and flow according to where you are in the process.
New students must apply to firstname.lastname@example.org. Class is capped at 9.
Tickets for this 6 week series are $320. Classes run from January 11 to February 22.
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Class is held at the Hudson Valley Writers Center, which is a short, scenic ride on Metro North, just 40 minutes from NYC. We are located at the Philipse Manor RR Station -- just walk up the stairs. No car needed!
Instructor Jennifer Franklin concentrated in English and Creative Writing at Brown University. She holds an MFA from Columbia University School of the Arts. Her poems debuted in the Paris Review’s “Ten New Poets” issue in 1996. She is the author of two full-length poetry collections, No Small Gift (Four Way Books, 2018) and Looming (Elixir Press, 2015). Her poetry has appeared widely in anthologies, literary magazines, and journals including Boston Review, Gettysburg Review, Guernica, The Nation, “poem-a-day” on poets.org, and Prairie Schooner. A selection of her poetry is featured in Andrew Solomon’s award winning book, Far From the Tree. Visit her website here.