Poetry Writing Courses

Poetry Classes and Workshops

Members have access to full course content for independent study.

Scheduled group classes range from 1 to 16 weeks in length. 

 

MFA301: Meter
MFA302 The Quatrain Part 1
MFA303 Blank Verse Part 1
MFA304 The Quatrain - Part 2
P100: Rhythmic Words: A Beginner's Guide to Poetic Forms
P111: Introduction to Poetry, Part 1
P114: Japanese Poetic Forms
P124 The Pleasures Of Reading Poetry
P126: Freeing the Poet Within
P148: Poetry Triggers - Breaking Through Writer's Block
P150: Poetry Triggers - Nature Writing - A Saturation Poem
P158: Poetry Triggers - Going Over the Edge
P162: Poetry Triggers: Using Seasons as a Source of Inspiration
P166: Poetry Triggers: Line Breaks in Poetry
P168: Poetry Triggers: Using Points of View in Poetry Part 1
P170: Poetry Triggers: Using Points of View in Poetry, Part 2, Using Time Perspectives
P172: Poetry Triggers: Using Music as an Inspiration to Write Poetry
P180: Poetry Triggers - Playing with Sound
P182: Poetry Triggers - Imagism
P186 Poetry Triggers - A Chinese Meditation Poem Exercise
P190 Poetry Triggers - A Library of Poems
P192: Poetry Triggers - What's in the Closet?
P194: Poetry Triggers - Digging into Metaphor
P196: Poetry Triggers - Digging Deeper into Metaphors
P198: Poetry Triggers - Writing About a Loss
P202: Poetry Triggers - What's in a Name?
P204: Poetry Triggers - Using Beginning Lines as Poetry Starters
P300 Advanced Work In Japanese Forms
P302: Lead or Silver? Revising Your Poems
Poetry 303: Lead or Silver? Revising Your Poems

 

UPCOMING CLASSES

 New Classes Begin Every Week.
All courses are free to members.  

B101 WVU Orientation (Aug 02)

MFA105 Sentences: Tough, Sweet, and Stuffy (Aug 03)

L239 Louisa May Alcott Short Story (Aug 08)

B101 WVU Orientation (Aug 09)

MFA160 Flash Fiction - Making Flash Count (Aug 10)

B101 WVU Orientation (Aug 16)

B302 Giving Feedback (Aug 16)

MFA216 Voice and Style (Aug 17)

MFA505 The Homage or Tribute Story (Aug 17)

L240 Susan Glaspell Short Story (Aug 22)

B103 Grammar (Aug 23)

P180 Poetry Triggers - Playing with Sound (Aug 23)

B101 WVU Orientation (Aug 23)

MFA161 Flash Fiction - Using Images for Inspiration (Aug 24)

MFA709 The Difficult Imagination Part 3 (Aug 28)

B134 Proper Intertwining of Plot and Character (Aug 30)

B101 WVU Orientation (Aug 30)

MFA217 Magical Realism, Rules and How to Break Them (Aug 31)

MFA250: How to Hook the Reader (Aug 31)

L241 Willa Cather Short Story (Sept 05)

B101 WVU Orientation (Sept 06)

F220: Writing Boosters - Brainstorming for Characters (1 Week) (Sept 06)

MFA01 THE GENTLE ART OF THE PERSONAL ESSAY (Sept 07)

MFA162 Flash Fiction - Staying True to the Image (Sept 07)

MFA801 Six Memos for the Next Millennium Workshop (Sept 11)

B154 Finding Your Voice (Sept 13)

P172 Poetry Triggers - Using Music as an Inspiration to Write Poetry (Sept 13)

B101 WVU Orientation (Sept 13)

MFA251: Story Focus (Sept 14)

MFA218 Adding Humor to Fiction (Sept 14)

L242 Katherine Mansfield Short Story (Sept 19)

B101 WVU Orientation (Sept 20)

F2K Creative Writing Course (Sept 20)

MFA163 Flash Fiction - Meta-Narrative (Sept 21)

MFA02 THE PERSONAL (NOT PRIVATE) ESSAY (Sept 21)

B101 WVU Orientation (Sept 27)

F140 Short Story Workshop – Linear (Sept 27)

B105 Punctuation (Sept 27)

MFA252 Emotions and POV (Sept 28)

MFA219 The Purpose and Practice of Revision (Sept 28)