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.
This is a cross-genre course, applicable to any kind of writing.
NYC info, tuition: $150
Registration fee $25, paid once per term
One-on-One tuition: $375 Request consultation
The NYC One-day Intensives are seven-hour crash courses, giving you brief lectures that hit the high-points and writing exercises that let you immediately try your hand at what you’ve learned. Arrive in the morning with a desire to learn; leave in the evening as a more knowledgeable writer.
Intensives are open for writers of any level. Students must be 18 years or older.
Students may reschedule a One-day Intensive one time.
In(verse) Intensive topics include: sound, rhythm, figurative language, imagery, economy, white space, magic.