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The Poet’s Studio

Upcoming Classes

The Poet’s Studio: Exploring Poetic Forms

with Guest Appearances by poets Irene Latham and David Harrison – FULL

Three Weeks

Tuesdays December 1st – December 15th

7:00-9:30 PM (EST)

Whether you’re beginning your poetry journey, or have written poetry for years, in this 3 session workshop we will play, explore and write in a wide range of poetic forms from traditional forms like the sonnet to contemporary forms like poems-for-two-voices. We’ll explore how to artfully merge form and content. Each week you will receive feedback on what you write from Georgia Heard and your peers.

Irene Latham, author of Nine: A Book of Nonet Poems and This Poem Is A Nest and David Harrison, poet laureate of Drury University, and author of 92 books including his newest After Dark: Poems about Nocturnal Animals will be our special guests in two of the workshops.

The Poet’s Studio Winter Revision Intensive Poetry Workshop
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 Fall Workshop – FULL
Four Weeks
Tuesdays September 1st-September 22nd
7:00-9:00 PM 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.

More Classes to Come

Book Your Class Today!

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


Poetry workshops have a base tuition of $235.

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.

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

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 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 (forthcoming 2/2/2021, 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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