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.

MARCH 2017

MFA751 Writing Literary Fiction - Part Two (March 27)

L309 Their Eyes Were Watching God (March 28)

F140 Short Story Workshop – Linear (March 29)

B101 WVU Orientation (March 29)

MFA151 Flash Fiction Workshop: Vignettes (March 30)

 

APRIL 2017

L403 The Immense Journey - Loren Eiseley (April 04)

N140 Writing the Memoir (April 05)

B101 WVU Orientation (April 05)

F188: Writing Boosters - Plot Limitations (April 05)

MFA207 Setting and Character (April 06)

MFA304 The Quatrain Part 2 (Metrical Poetry Series) (April 06)

MFA707 Art of Reading (and Writing) (April 10)

L230 Italo Calvino Short Stories (April 11)

B169: Promotional Copywriting (April 12)

B101 WVU Orientation (April 12)

F307 From Dream to Story (April 12)

MFA152 Flash Fiction from Contemporary China (April 13)

MFA052 Flash Nonfiction: Voice, Sound and Language (April 13)

L231 Paul Yoon Short Stories (April 18)

B116 Revising and Editing (April 19)

B101 WVU Orientation (April 19)

MFA208 Difficult Characters (April 20)

MFA703 Maps of the Imagination (April 24)

L211 Poe and Hawthorne Short Works (April 25)

Fiction 190: Writing Boosters - Recipe #16 (April 26)

B101 WVU Orientation (April 26)

B302 Giving Feedback (April 26)

MFA153 Flash Fiction - The Myth-ing Link (April 27)

MFA403 Contemporary Writing Strategies (April 27)

 

MAY 2017

MFA708 The Difficult Imagination - Part 2 (May 01)

L301 If on a winter's night a traveler (Calvino) (May 02)

B103 Grammar (May 03)

F192 Writing Boosters - Plot Ideas (1 Week) (May 03)

B101 WVU Orientation (May 03)

MFA209 Point of View Basics (May 04)

MFA04 The Classically Modern Essay (May 04)

B105 Punctuation (May 09)

B101 WVU Orientation (May 10)

F242: Science Fiction Workshop (May 10)

MFA154 Flash Fiction Point of View and Voice (May 11)

MFA314 Japanese Poetic Forms (May 11)

L300 A Lesson Before Dying (Ernest Gaines) (May 16)

P166 Poetry Triggers - Line Breaks in Poetry (May 17)

B101 WVU Orientation (May 17)

B107: The Writers' Way to Creativity (May 18)

MFA05 The Contemplative Essay (May 18)

L234 Barth and Borges (Form and Content) (May 23)

B101 WVU Orientation (May 24)

MFA053 Flash Nonfiction: POV and Structure (May 25)

B101 WVU Orientation (May 31)

P168 Poetry Triggers - Using Points of View in Poetry Part 1 (May 31)