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Poetry Writing Level 1: 10-Week Workshop

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Midtown 1501 Broadway 11th Fl, New York, New York 10036

Consider it the caviar of literature: tiny eggs with tremendous taste. Or the nitroglycerin: every drop explosive. Poetry's power has endured thousands of years, captivating the most passionate souls. If you hear mermaids singing or feel the winnowing wind or see the sun rising in ribbons, then you are one of these blissful few. To write excellent...

Wednesday Oct 2nd, 7pm - 10pm

  (10 sessions)

10 sessions

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Reading Virgil

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

It is interesting to read a poem from the first century BC whose purpose was to “make Rome great again.” At that time Augustus, having recently won a decisive battle that ended the civil war, was determined to create a great work of propaganda, a national epic that would commemorate his victory and glorify Rome. But what happens when you pick...

Thursday Sep 26th, 6:30pm - 8pm

  (3 sessions)

3 sessions

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Workshop in Fiction and Poetry (Level 1)

at The Writers Studio - West Village 272 W 10th St, New York, New York 10014

All students new to The Writers Studio NYC start with Level I. Since we approach teaching with our own method and vocabulary, even experienced writers with publications and/or MFAs will find plenty that is new and challenging in Level I. Our short weekly exercises are designed to stimulate students’ imaginations while also teaching a lot of nuts-and-bolts...

Wednesday Oct 2nd, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (8 sessions)

8 sessions

Poetry Writing Intensive

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Flatiron 30 W 16 St, New York, New York 10011

The NYC One-day Intensives are seven-hour crash courses, giving you brief lectures that hit the high-points and writing exercises that let you immediately try your hand at what you’ve learned. Arrive in the morning with a desire to learn; leave in the evening as a more knowledgeable writer. Intensives are open for writers of any level. ...

Saturday Nov 9th, 11am - 6pm

Understanding Poetry with Grace Bonner

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

In this seminar, we read poetry written by women, paying close attention to imagery and form; the creation of voice; and how poems begin and end. Poets studied will include Emily Bronte, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Anne Sexton, Lucille Clifton, Anne Carson, Jorie Graham, Rita Dove and Lucie Brock-Broido. Students will be expected to read short biographical...

Sunday Oct 6th, 2:30pm - 5pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

The Function of (Inherited) Form

at The Poetry Project - Lower East Side 273 Bowery, New York, New York 10002

Inherited poetic forms, defined here as metered and/or structured verse with rules passed to the modern poets by long-dead bards, can be intimidating and fraught. In this five week introduction to formal verse, we will familiarize ourselves with the many uses of form, and interrogate the trajectory of poetic formalism.  We will do close readings...

Monday Oct 7th, 7pm - 9pm

  (5 sessions)

5 sessions

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The Poetics of Love

at Pratt Institute - West Village 144 W 14th St, New York, New York 10011

"I dread falling in love," wrote the poet Robert Duncan. "Falling in love means losing my being. Love exposes us to the first body and to the light; we might even fall in love with what we hate or what hates us." The Poetics of Love seeks to engage the transformative potential of love and emotional interdependence-from eros to philia, philautia to...

Sunday Oct 20th, 5pm - 7:50pm

  (5 sessions)

5 sessions

Workshop in Fiction and Poetry (Level 1) - Brooklyn

at The Writers Studio - Gowanus 232 3rd St, Brooklyn, New York 11215

Founded and directed by Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Philip Schultz, The Writers Studio welcomes beginning and experienced fiction writers and poets to ongoing writing workshops designed to help them discover and nurture their own voices. Hailed by The New York Times as “the most personal of the programs,” The Writers Studio is founded on the belief...

Wednesday Oct 16th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (8 sessions)

8 sessions

Poetry with Délana R. A. Dameron

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Over the course of this poetry writing workshop, writers will take their cue from the works of Lucille Clifton, a writer whom poet Mari Evans contends, reflects optimism, an emphasis on “the qualities which have allowed us to survive, and the belief that we have the ability to make things better.” We will investigate and interrogate their own personal...

Tuesday Oct 29th, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

Elegy and Ode with David Yezzi

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Explore poetry’s divided duty—to celebrate, to commemorate—in this weekend intensive. Working from models by Elizabeth Bishop, John Keats, Pablo Neruda, Sappho and others, students will compose original poems and participate in group discussion. Special attention will be paid to the ways in which song underlies these age-old forms.

Saturday Nov 16th, 12pm - 3pm

  (2 sessions)

2 sessions

Psychoanalysis and Poetry: The Future of a Delusion

at The Poetry Project - West Village 208 W 13th St, New York, New York 10011

In this workshop, we will explore the spontaneous poetics of psychoanalysis itself. We will embrace and augment, rather than pathologize and tame, the delusional erotics that undergirds the truth of desiring subjects of the unconscious. We will consider primary texts by Jacques Lacan and Sigmund Freud, alongside texts by Serge LeClaire, Genevieve...

Saturday Oct 12th, 4pm - 6pm

  (5 sessions)

5 sessions

Woman's Narratives

at Pratt Institute - West Village 144 W 14th St, New York, New York 10011

This course will look at examples of women's writing in different genres and guide students to try their own hand in these genres. We will look at works of journalism, poetry, fiction, travel writing, personal essays, graphic novels, hybrid and experimental forms, as well as theoretical and critical texts.  The course aims to introduce writers...

Monday Oct 7th, 6:30pm - 9:25pm

  (13 sessions)

13 sessions

Collaborative Book-Making on Anxiety

at Classeteria - Bushwick 284 Suydam St, Brooklyn, New York 11237

Join Brooklyn-based artist and writer Christine Sloan Stoddard in creating a collaborative book that meditates on personal, community, and global feelings of anxiety. We will be writing, drawing, and collaging together to contribute to the book. As we work on the book, Christine will facilitate conversations about coping with and overcoming anxiety...

Saturday Oct 5th, 5pm - 7pm

Memoir Workshop

at The Writers Studio - Greenwich Village 740 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

What is so challenging about writing a memoir is that you are asking yourself to take the charged events of your life and shape them aesthetically, so they appeal to a reader, a reader who doesn’t know you and doesn’t necessarily care what happened to you – unless you can make them. Using the tried and true Writers Studio method, we will closely...

Thursday Oct 3rd, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (8 sessions)

8 sessions

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Writing in French 4: Creative Writing

at Coucou French Classes - SoHo 253 Centre St 2nd & 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10013

Want to give French creative writing a shot? We’ll analyze a few different pieces of French fiction and poetry, paying close attention to style and voice. After, you’ll have the chance to work on a rough draft or simply an idea that you’d like to put on paper in French. The focus will be on poetry, fiction, non-fiction. Prerequisite: Open...

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