© Khem Spearman
Intensive Poetry Workshop
Saturday, July 18 through Saturday, July 25, 2015
The Institute Library, 847 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06510
This eight-day poetry workshop replicates the intensely focused environment of a writing residency, but without requiring you to leave home for a week or spend your entire paycheck. The emphasis is on creating lots of new work: you’ll write a poem a day for five days, receiving daily emailed critiques from the instructor and a classmate. Class begins with an in-person meeting at the Institute Library on Saturday, July 18, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The following five days we’ll be in close communication via email as you write new poems and receive feedback. After a day for revision, we’ll meet again on Saturday, July 25th (11:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m.), to develop strategies for sustaining momentum, practice reading our work aloud, and celebrate the work we’ve done—a fitting conclusion to this productive and inspiring week. Appropriate for poets of all levels and backgrounds. Commitment to the rigorous schedule required. Join us and jump-start your writing, receive useful feedback, connect with other poets, and enjoy the process! As a teacher, facilitator and editor, Sarah works equally well with widely-published authors and with novices sharing their work for the first time.