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The Poet’s Studio

Upcoming Classes 2021-2022

The Poet’s Studio: Summer Poems & Single Poem Critique 
One Session
Monday, August 16th
7:00 – 9:30 (EST) ($125)

In this one session workshop, we will gather together to celebrate the wide and wonderful poetic tradition of summer poems. I’ll also give feedback on one of your own summer poems based on several poetry prompts I’ll send out prior to the workshop.


The Poet’s Studio: The Art of Observation 
Three Sessions
Wednesdays, October 13th – October 27th
7:00 – 9:30 pm (EST) $285

Good poems often come from careful observation. Observation includes focusing on the sensory details around us – the sights, sounds, smells, tastes and textures from the physical world – often in the natural world. In this three session workshop, we will read a variety of observation poems in a mixture of forms, focus on the practice of close observation, and learn how to turn detailed observation into poems. A portion of each workshop session will focus on feedback on your poems.

I write for other people with the hope that I can help them to see the wonderful things within their everyday experiences. In short, I want to show people how interesting the ordinary world can be if you pay attention. — Ted Kooser

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Past Classes

The Poet’s Studio: Exploring Poetic Forms – FULL
with Special Guest Appearance by Marilyn Singer

Whether you’re beginning your poetry journey, or have written poetry for years, whether you write for children or adults, in this 3 session workshop we will play and explore a wide range of poetic forms such as a Cento, Found poem, Reverso, Aubade, and many more. Poetic form isn’t just about meter and rhyme it encompasses a range of vessels that poems can inhabit. This class is open to everyone. If you’ve already taken my Poetic Forms class, we will be exploring new poetic forms in this workshop.

Tuesdays, March 16th, 23rd, and 30th
7:00-9:30 PM (EST)

Guest Speaker, Marilyn Singer
Marilyn Singer, poet extraordinaire of 100+ books for children and young adult including Follow the Recipe and Mirror, Mirror, is a virtuoso in poetic forms. She created a new form of poetry called Reverso which she will share with us during the workshop.


The Poet’s Studio Winter Revision Intensive Poetry Workshop – FULL

Three Weeks
Tuesdays, January 12th – January 26th

7:00 – 9:30 pm (EST)
Whether you’re just beginning your poetry journey or have worked through many revisions of your poems, receiving constructive feedback is essential to the creative process. In this supportive, critique-centered workshop, each week you will share a poem in progress and receive thoughtful, practical suggestions from Georgia Heard and fellow participants to strengthen your piece.


The Poet’s Studio Summer Workshop – FULL
Four Weeks
Wednesdays July 22nd-August 12th
7:00-9:00 ET


The Poet’s Studio Writing Poetry for Children Summer Workshop with special guest Rebecca Kai Dotlich – FULL
Three Weeks
Thursdays August 6th – August 20th
7:00-9:00 ET


 


The Poet’s Studio: How to Write a Children’s Poetry Collection Picture Book – FULL

with Guest Appearance by Kate Jacobs, former senior editor at Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

Three Weeks
Mondays November 2nd – November 16th

7:00 – 9:15 PM (EST)
In this 3 session workshop, we’ll be focusing how to create a children’s poetry picture book from start to finish. First, we’ll brainstorm a variety of themes, topics and ideas for a poetry picture book collection and then poets will start to build a table of contents and plan the organizational structure. We’ll study a range of possible poetic styles and genres, and take a look at one or two individual poems from your manuscript. Kate Jacobs, former senior editor at Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group will be our special guest in one of the sessions.

The Poet’s Studio Workshops are open to anyone who wants to generate new writing, strengthen editing skills and collaborate with other writers by sharing work and providing thoughtful feedback in a virtual workshop space. If you are new to poetry workshops, this is a safe space where everybody, no matter what level, has something to contribute.

Workshop Structure

  • Multiple Online Sessions (see specific workshops)
  • verbal feedback from instructor and peers
  • weekly readings and prompts

Fees

Poetry workshops have a base tuition of $285.

Once registered, you can withdraw from class and receive a prorated refund. If you withdraw more than a week before the 1st meeting you will receive a full refund, minus a $30 processing fee. Withdrawals a week or less before the 1st meeting will receive an 80% refund. There is no refund for withdrawals after the 1st meeting. In the event that workshops don’t have a minimum number of participants I might have to postpone.

Workshop fees can be paid using the form which handles transactions through PayPal.

Georgia Heard

Georgia Heard has taught at Poet’s House, Teachers College, Columbia University, Gothenburg University, and elsewhere around the world. She is a graduate of the Columbia University Writers’ Workshop.

She is a founding member of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project and the author of ten books on writing, an anthology of poetry The Woman In This Poem: Women’s Voices in Poetry (PlumleafPress, 2015) and her most recent poetry book & journal A Field Guide to the Heart: Poems of Love, Comfort and Hope co-authored with Rebecca Kai Dotlich (PlumleafPress, 2021) and numerous children’s poetry picture books including her newest Boom! Bellow! Bleat! Animal Poems for Two Or More Voices (Boyds Mills & Kane, 2019) and My Thoughts Are Clouds: Poems for Mindfulness ( Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group).

Contact Info

Please email Georgia Heard at Heard_Georgia@yahoo.com (Note: There is an underscore between Heard and Georgia)

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