Poetry Writing Courses

Poetry Classes and Workshops

Members have access to full course content for independent study.

Scheduled group classes range from 1 to 16 weeks in length. 

 

MFA301: Meter
MFA302 The Quatrain Part 1
MFA303 Blank Verse Part 1
MFA304 The Quatrain - Part 2
P100: Rhythmic Words: A Beginner's Guide to Poetic Forms
P111: Introduction to Poetry, Part 1
P114: Japanese Poetic Forms
P124 The Pleasures Of Reading Poetry
P126: Freeing the Poet Within
P148: Poetry Triggers - Breaking Through Writer's Block
P150: Poetry Triggers - Nature Writing - A Saturation Poem
P158: Poetry Triggers - Going Over the Edge
P162: Poetry Triggers: Using Seasons as a Source of Inspiration
P166: Poetry Triggers: Line Breaks in Poetry
P168: Poetry Triggers: Using Points of View in Poetry Part 1
P170: Poetry Triggers: Using Points of View in Poetry, Part 2, Using Time Perspectives
P172: Poetry Triggers: Using Music as an Inspiration to Write Poetry
P180: Poetry Triggers - Playing with Sound
P182: Poetry Triggers - Imagism
P186 Poetry Triggers - A Chinese Meditation Poem Exercise
P190 Poetry Triggers - A Library of Poems
P192: Poetry Triggers - What's in the Closet?
P194: Poetry Triggers - Digging into Metaphor
P196: Poetry Triggers - Digging Deeper into Metaphors
P198: Poetry Triggers - Writing About a Loss
P202: Poetry Triggers - What's in a Name?
P204: Poetry Triggers - Using Beginning Lines as Poetry Starters
P300 Advanced Work In Japanese Forms
P302: Lead or Silver? Revising Your Poems
Poetry 303: Lead or Silver? Revising Your Poems

 

UPCOMING CLASSES

 New Classes Begin Every Week.
All courses are free to members.  

JUNE

L236 Faulkner Short Stories (Setting and POV) (June 05)
B101 WVU Orientation (June 06)
MFA379 Prose Poetry: On Theory (June 07)
L235 Hemingway Short Stories (Dialogue and Exposition) (June 12)
B101 WVU Orientation (June 13)
MFA156 Flash Fiction - Great Thoughts (June 14)
MFA212 What is a Plot? (June 14)
MFA702 Subtext (June 18)
B101 WVU Orientation (June 20)
MFA380 Prose Poetry: On Craft (June 21)
MFA510 Fairy Tales and Folk Tales (June 21)
L312 Julio Cortázar Shorts (June 26)
B101 WVU Orientation (June 27)
F140 Short Story Workshop – Linear (June 27)
MFA157 Flash Fiction - The Story in the Title (June 28)
MFA213 The Art of Sequencing (June 28)

JULY

B305 Dialogue - Expression (July 04)
B101 WVU Orientation (July 04)
B105 Punctuation, facilitated by Janet Smith (July 04)
MFA102 Sentence Structures: Propositions, Subtext and Syntax (July 05)
MFA054 Flash Nonfiction: Singular Moments - Against the Grain (July 05)
MFA755 Writing Linked Short Stories or the Novel-in-stories Part 1 (July 09)
B101 WVU Orientation (July 11)
MFA214 Describing and Withholding (July 12)
MFA158 Flash Fiction - Opening Up Your Writing (July 12)
L247 Kij Johnson - At the Mouth of the River of Bees (July 17)
B101 WVU Orientation (July 18)
MFA103 Creativity and the Cumulative Sentence (July 19)
B103 Grammar (July 25)
B101 WVU Orientation (July 25)
MFA404 Writing for Online and Print Markets (July 26)
MFA159 Flash Fiction - Smart Surprise (July 26)
MFA215 Inflection, Tone and Pitch (July 26)