Instructor: Arielle Greenberg
Date & Time: Thursday, April 13 – June 1 | 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Camden Public Library
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Maximum Attendees: 10
Fee: MWPA Member $360 | Nonmember $500

This eight-week workshop for experienced and serious poets is modeled on poet and translator Kristin Prevallet’s notion that a poetry workshop is “a site where minds converge and think through writing about language, self, boundaries and the larger concerns of the world.”

This course will respect the varying poetic practices, aesthetics, and goals of the individuals in the group while also encouraging experimentation, a greater awareness of the contemporary poetic landscape within which participants are writing, and a deep consideration of the ethics and aims of poetry in our time.

At the first meeting, the class will begin by looking at examples of participants’ best recent work in order to notice and comment on patterns, strengths and areas of improvement. From there, Greenberg will assign prompts for new poems, which will be workshopped in the following weeks. The emphasis will be on refining participants’ poems towards their unique voices, and critiquing the work on those specific merits.

DATES This workshop will meet every Thursday between April 13 and June 1.

PAYMENTS Participants may pay for this  workshop in one payment, or may pay in three installments of $120: one payment due at registration, one at the first of each month (May and June). *PLEASE NOTE If you have selected to pay for this multi-week workshop on the installment option, once you begin attending the workshop you are responsible for paying all of the remaining installments. If you should, for any reason, leave the workshop once it has begun, you are still responsible for paying all of the remaining installments.

CEU The MWPA is proud to offer Continuing Education Units (CEU) for this workshop. The CEU is a nationally recognized method of quantifying the time spent in the classroom during non-credit learning. Ten hours of instruction equal one (1) CEU. (*Please note that by definition, CEUs are non-credit continuing education and therefore not transferrable as academic credit.)

Arielle Greenberg is a former associate professor in the MFA and undergraduate poetry program at Columbia College Chicago and has served as faculty in three low-residency MFAs, including Stonecoast. Twice featured in the Best American Poetry series, she is a MacDowell Colony fellow, the author of three nationally published poetry collections and two works of creative nonfiction, and co-editor of several poetry anthologies. She is also a literary critic and scholar and columnist for the American Poetry Review. VISIT

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The MWPA is proud to offer one full scholarship to this workshop for members-only. Scholarships are awarded on a combination of need and merit. Application Due in the MWPA office on March 30 at 9:00 a.m.

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