Classes and Workshops

“The Second O of Sorrow”: A Poetry Boot Camp

Spring 2022: April 25 – May 18 (Class full)

Fall 2022: September 12 – October 3

Join us for this generative three-week workshop inspired by poems from Sean Thomas Dougherty’s book The Second O of Sorrow (BOA Editions, 2018). 

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 Sean (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

Spring 2022: January 24 – February 20 (Class is full)

Fall 2022: October 24 – November 21 (Limit 12)

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

Five-for-Five: A Micro Intensive

October 10 – October 15, 2022 (Limit 12)

December 5 – December 9, 2022 (Limit 12)

Five days, five micros plus daily craft “talks” geared toward writing small.

Priority will be given to writers who have taken Less Is More or Much More Than Less.

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!