About Online Advanced Poetry

Students at this level are writing poetry with an increased focus on creating an individual voice and emotional richness. Each week, the teacher assigns an exercise based on readings from the concurrent Craft Class. Through both the readings and exercises, the class challenges students to recognize what makes a poem engaging and entertaining to the reader. By focusing on technique, students uncover and connect with the emotional truths that most compel them to write.

The workshop operates like a Writers Studio virtual workshop, with work shared, read, and critiqued during the weekly Google Meet. The teacher provides a critique of all student work during this weekly meeting and presents a new assignment for the following week. The class is not recorded. Beginning with their fourth term in the workshop, students are required to participate in the Writers Studio Craft Class.

Many poets in the class turn their exercises into completed works to submit to literary journals, writing contests, residency, and MFA applications, often with success.

The Online Advanced Poetry Workshop is open to students who have poetry publications, an MFA, or four post-graduate writing courses, or have completed Level 2 at The Writers Studio. Places in this workshop are awarded on a case-by-case basis.

To apply, please write to the workshop teacher, Lisa Bellamy, at lisa@writerstudio.com.

The teacher’s generosity, support, kindness, praise, direction, suggestions, and hard work have given me a love of writing and helped me to find my unique voice.
SHIRLEY SULLIVAN
Online student

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