Youth Workshops

Poetry Workshop for High Schoolers @ 92Y

Sessions: Thursdays | Oct 25, Nov 1, Nov 8, Nov 15 | 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

For writers ages 15–18

This course invites young writers to hone their analytical skills, broaden their understanding of prosody and develop a thread of direct literary influences. Students will create original drafts and submit for peer and instructor feedback each week.

Adult Workshops

IDGO: The Workshop is a Brooklyn-based workshop series geared towards writers who:
have some prior workshop experience
actively read & engage with poetry
are comfortable giving and receiving critical feedback

The Art of Framing: Ekphrasis and The Image

The word ekphrasis comes from the Greek for “to describe” & usually (in poetry) refers to a poet’s vivid description / interpretation of a work of art. Over the course of four weekly sessions, we will look at the ekphrastic poem to redefine & expand the possibilities of imagery in our work.

I Didn't Come Here To Make Friends: On Diction, Sound, & Tone

"Tone is not a craft element. It is a mixture of craft elements." -Tommye Blount

Over four weekly sessions, we create tangible strategies to explore the use of tone: what's possible on the level of sound, syntax, & line? Texts include: Jamaica Kincaid, Gwendolyn Brooks, Justin Phillip Reed, francine j. harris.