In(verse): Poetic Techniques for Non-Poets

Enhance the quality of your writing by learning the techniques of poetry. This course isn’t about writing poetry; it’s about using poetic techniques to write better in every form that is not poetry: fiction, memoir, screenwriting, stand-up comedy, songwriting, social media, etc.
 
Poetry is about packing the maximum punch with a minimum of words. Here you’ll learn techniques for doing that with all kinds of writing, making your words more precise, potent, and, perhaps, even magical.
 
The poet Anthony Hecht once said, “Poetry is full of secrets and hidden formulae, like a witch’s brew.” Here’s where that brew is offered.

Notes

This is a cross-genre course, applicable to any kind of writing. 

“”
I couldn't believe the way it helped me write.
Jean Prendergast
psychologist

Intensives are fun, fast crash courses.

In(verse): Poetic Techniques for Non-Poets

Two-day Zoom Intensive

Place & Price

  • Zoom: real-time videoconference  info
    tuition: $165

Registration fee $25, paid once per term

The Zoom Intensives are taught via the Zoom videoconference platform.

In(verse) Intensive topics include: sound, rhythm, figurative language, imagery, economy, white space, magic.

Course components: lectures, writing exercises

Intensives are open for writers of any level. Students must be 18 years or older.

Students may reschedule a Zoom Intensive one time.

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In(verse): Poetic Techniques for Non-Poets

One-day Intensive

Place & Price

  • NYC: in-person, on hold now  info
    tuition: $165

Registration fee $25, paid once per term

One-on-One tuition: $375  Request consultation

The NYC One-day Intensives are taught in-person.

In(verse) Intensive topics include: sound, rhythm, figurative language, imagery, economy, white space, magic.

Course components: lectures, writing exercises

Intensives are open for writers of any level. Students must be 18 years or older.

Students may reschedule a One-day Intensive one time.

Meets
Teacher
Upcoming dates to be announced.