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Poetry Writing Workshop

Course Starts

March 22, 2021

Course Time (CST)

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

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Course Ends

May 10, 2021

Course Cost



Poetry allows us to build worlds, explore alternate realities, and respond in new ways to what is happening around us. Join poet Angela Voras-Hills for a course that will focus on the possibilities of poetry, encouraging participants to broaden their writing by experimenting with craft, voice, perspective, and form. Half of each class will be discussion-based and generative. We’ll spend time reading and discussing contemporary poems (by Ada Limón, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, and Rick Barot, among others) and responding to prompts. The second half of each meeting will be spent (mindfully and generously) workshopping our poems. Writers will leave the workshop with drafts of new poems, feedback and tips for revision, and a renewed vision of what’s possible in their work. Registration for this course is limited to 12 participants. 

SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE: There is one (1) scholarship available for this course. Students of need are encouraged to apply through our Scholarship Application page.

QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS COURSE? Visit our FAQ page or e-mail course coordinator Christopher Chambers.

DISCOUNT FOR ACADEMY MEMBERS: Members receive a 10% discount Member Rate on this course (discount applied during registration). Not an Academy member? Choose the "Member Rate + Membership" option during registration to recieve your discount rate. Academy Members receive discounts on courses, contests, and ticketed events, as well as an annual subscription to Wisconsin People & Ideas magazine.


Angela Voras-Hills's first book, Louder Birds (Pleiades, 2020), was awarded the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Poetry Prize. Her poems have appeared in Kenyon Review Online, Best New Poets, Prairie Schooner, and New Ohio Review, among other journals and anthologies. She has received grants from The Sustainable Arts Foundation...

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