Big Table Workshop Series
We are delighted to announce a major new programming component: The Big Table Workshop Series.

Big Table offers poetry lovers of all levels the opportunity to hone their writing skills in  8-week , poetry intensive courses.  Taught by highly qualified, exceptional poets, Big Table workshops provide a high-quality, competitively priced program designed to help participants gain concrete wrtitng skills in a non-academic setting. Workshops meet for 1.5 hours each week and feature Introductory, Advanced, and Master classes.

Not everyone has the time or resources to attend an MFA program. Through the Big Table Workshop Series, our goal is to satisfy the needs of those who want to take their writing skills to the next level, but without the inconvenience or expense of a full-time writing program.

Formerly our 1-day Master’s workshop series with visiting poets were $75 for members and $95 for non-members – today, we’re launching an entire 8-week workshop program for $350* - the per workshop cost is now just $43.75, nearly half the price of our former 1-day Masters’ workshops.

The Big Table Workshops are competitively priced!
  • The 92nd Y in New York offers a 9-week workshop for $400
  • The Virginia G Piper Center for Writing at Arizona State offers 8-week workshops for $400 to $500
In looking forward, we are thoughtful about our origins and place in today’s Poetry world. We were founded through the outreach and impact of both a literary magazine and a small but dedicated reading series. Both efforts were about bringing poetry to a larger audience. We firmly believe that the delivery of high-quality poetry workshops achieves the same goal. We want to encourage new generations of poets and poets of all ages to continue and further their own education.

Please sign up today and tell a friend. Workshops are open to the public. We urge you to sign up early, in the past our workshops have sold out quickly.

For more information on each workshop please click the links below.
*NOTE: Members receive a 10% discount and donors at the $1,000-level are welcome to register for one workshop at no cost.