Classes and Workshops

“Now We’re Getting Somewhere”: A Poetry Boot Camp

Fall 2021: September 13 – October 3, 2021

Spring 2022: TBA

Join us for this generative three-week workshop inspired by poems from Kim Addonizio’s new book Now We’re Getting Somewhere (Norton 2021). 

How it works: You’ll respond to three prompts per week as well as participate in weekly informal discussions of the book. All work is asynchronous except for a Zoom reading and Q&A with Kim (date and time TBA). 

To buy the book (required), please visit your local indie bookstore or order online.

Course fee: $110

Less Is More: Writing Micro

Fall 2021: October 11 – November 7 (Class is full)

Spring 2022: January 24 – February 20

This four-week class will be limited to twelve participants in order to guarantee an experience that is both fun and productive.

Here’s how it will go down: During the first two weeks of class, you’ll generate micros (fiction or nonfiction, fewer than 300 words) in response to each of six prompts. Each prompt will be preceded by a brief piece of (published) prose and a short discussion of the aspects of craft — characterization, setting, point of view, and structure – that are key to an effective piece of short prose. 

During Weeks Three and Four, you’ll revise and share two of your prompts in an informal workshop that’s designed to be both constructive and helpful. 

Course fee: $110

Much More Than Less: Writing Micro

Fall 2021: November 29 – December 19, 2021 (Class is full)

Spring 2022: February 28 – March 20

Three weeks of generative prompts focusing on the craft of writing micro as well as writing for specific markets.

Course fee: $100

How to Enroll

To reserve your spot in a workshop, please e-mail me at sfreligh@gmail.com with the name of the workshop in your subject line and I’ll respond with your official course confirmation. Information about payment will go out a month before the official class start.

I’m also happy to answer any and all questions you may have.

Thanks in advance. Look forward to working with you in 2021!