Advanced Poetry Writing
The Advanced Workshop allows writers to focus on their developing projects and to receive feedback from the Poetry Center’s Poets-in-Residence and their classmate. This level workshop allows participants to sharpen their skills and work toward completing publishable work. Writers often choose to repeat our Advanced workshop to continue receiving critique and guidance for the durations of their projects. Participants will:
This course builds upon the knowledge acquired in the Center’s Intro to Poetry Workshop and/or is a good fit for you if:
- Meet weekly with our Poet-in-Residence
- Begin or refine two-six poems
- Participate on lectures that expand their knowledge of the art of poetry
- Participate in writing exercises
- Present work for in-depth critique
Advanced workshops emphasize group critique of participant’s projects, though the workshops also include lectures on craft and writing exercises. Many participants will take Advanced workshops repeatedly as they continue to develop their projects and their writing skills.
- You have already taken an introduction workshop in a given type of writing
- You have already studied Creative Writing at a university or college
To qualify for an Advanced workshop, you must have either taken the Center’s Intro to Poetry Writing Workshop or you must provide documented proof that you have gained an equivalent knowledge elsewhere.
NOTE: We urge that members and other interested writers who want to start in an Advanced workshop consider their past experience when making this decision. Many writers are often better served by starting in the Intro to Poetry Writing workshop to obtain a solid grounding in the basics.
- $350 per student per 8-week workshop (Only $43.75 per student per class)
- Members receive a 10% discount
- 8-week intensive workshop that meets for 1.5 hours each week
- Classes are held at 7pm Wednesday nights (7pm to 8:30pm)
- Classes begin Soon
- To be announced
- Please note: these workshops are given by the Poetry Center of Chicago,
an independent non-profit organization, and are not affiliated with the School
of the Art Institute of Chicago.
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- Ray Bianchi is the author of three books, Circular Descent from Blaze Vox Press 2004, American Master (Chapbook) Moria Press 2006, & Immediate Empire (with Waltraud Haas) i.e. Press 2008. He served as co-editor for The City Visible: Chicago Poetry for the New Century, from Cracked Slab Books, 2007. In 2007 he edited and translated the poetry of 18 Brazilian poets whose work appeared as a featured section in the magazine Aufgabe. Ray is the co-founder of Cracked Slab Books and he blogs at Irasciblepoet.blogspot.com