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.  

NOVEMBER

L307 Mrs. Dalloway (Virginia Woolf) (Nov 21)

B154 Finding Your Voice (Nov 22)

MFA233 Cliffhangers and Thrusters (Nov 23)

MFA256 Conflict and Change (Nov 23)

L402 C. S. Lewis on Literature (Nov 28)

MFA168 Flash Fiction - Flash in a Pan (Nov 30)

DECEMBER

B105 Punctuation (Dec 06)

B302 Giving Feedback (Dec 06)

MFA234 Epilogues (Dec 07)

MFA257 Cause & Effect (Dec 07)

B103 Grammar (Dec 13)

B101 WVU Orientation (Dec 13)

MFA169 Flash Fiction - Expose Yourself (Dec 14)

MFA258 Undermining Your Characters' Best-Laid Plans (Dec 21)

F140 Short Story Workshop – Linear (Dec 27)

JANUARY

L304 The Death of Ivan Ilych - Tolstoy (Jan 02)

F108 Creativity In A Box (Jan 03)

B305 Dialogue - Expression (Jan 03)

P162: Poetry Triggers: Using Seasons as a Source of Inspiration (Jan 03)

MFA201 Discovering the Rose in the Rubble (Jan 04)

MFA170 Flash Fiction - Load-bearing Sentences (Jan 04)

MFA706 The Difficult Imagination - after innovative writing Part 1 (Jan 08)

MFA700 Narrative Design (Jan 08)

F176 Writing Boosters - Story Starters #1 (Jan 10)

MFA050 Flash Nonfiction: Form (Jan 11)

F264 Creature Character Development (Jan 17)

MFA202 Triggers (Jan 18)

MFA171 Flash Fiction - Editing and Revising (Jan 18)

F110 Where Creativity Lives (Jan 24)

MFA112 Writing Better Sentences (Jan 25)

L242 Katherine Mansfield Short Story (Jan 30)

L308 One Hundred Years of Solitude (Jan 30)

F182: Writing Boosters - Story Starter #2 (Jan 31)

FEBRUARY

MFA172 Flash Fiction - Fixed-Form Narratives (Feb 01)

MFA400 Nonfiction: Telling True Stories (Feb 01)

L243 Kate Chopin Short Stories (Feb 06)

B103 Grammar (Feb 07)

F120 The Fiction Query & Synopsis: tools and tips for marketing your novel (Feb 07)

MFA203 The Mask of Fiction (Feb 08)

L401 Slouching Towards Bethlehem - Joan Didion (Feb 13)

B105 Punctuation (Feb 14)

F160 Lightness and Weight in Fiction (Feb 14)

MFA173 Flash Fiction: Doing More with Less (Feb 15)

L200 Proust & Flaubert - Short Works (Feb 20)

F126 Story Structures (Feb 21)

F204 Introduction to Screenwriting (Feb 21)

MFA204 The Fiction Writer's Apprenticeship (Feb 22)

L238 Alice Munro - Runaway (Feb 27)