2018 FALL WORKSHOPS

Fall Workshops Start September 11, 2018

Register by August 31, 2018!

 

FULL-TIME SCHEDULE AND FEES

For full-time participants, the fee for 12 sessions is $725. There are four sessions from which to choose: Tuesday mornings, Tuesday evenings, Thursday mornings, and Thursday evenings.

Twelve Tuesday Mornings (10 A.M.) September 11 - December 11 (no class on September 18 and no class on November 20)

Twelve Tuesday Evenings (7 P.M.) September 11 - December 11 (no class on September 18 and no class on November 20)

Twelve Thursday Mornings (10 A.M.) September 13 - December 6

Twelve Thursday Evenings (7 P.M.) September 13 - December 6

 

HALF-TIME SCHEDULE AND FEES

For a program of six alternating weeks, you may select either of the four TRUTH or four BEAUTY schedules for a fee of $420. No substitutions or "make-ups" will be allowed for half-time students. If you need to cancel or miss a particular day included in your schedule, there is no substitution option.

Tuesdays (10 A.M. and 7 P.M.) 

Section "Truth:" September 11; October 2, 16, 30; November 13; December 4

Section "Beauty:" September 25; October 9, 23; November 6, 27; December 11

Thursdays (10 A.M. and 7 P.M.) 

Section "Truth:" September 13, 27; October 11, 25; November 8, 29

Section "Beauty:" September 20; October 5, 19; November 1, 15; December 6

REGISTRATION

The registration and fees payment deadline for Fall, 2018 is August 31, 2018. Register by emailing Carol Hobbs, Workshop Administration at carol@poemworks.com or calling (781)769-2066. Checks are payable to Barbara Helfgott Hyett and mailed to Barbara Helfgott Hyett, PO Box 67107, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-9998. Barbara's telephone contact: (617)332-3590

 

"BRING A FRIEND" PROGRAM

if a registered participant brings a friend to a single class, and the friend signs up for a semester term, PoemWorks will pay the registered participant a finders fee of $100. And if you bring 10, imagine how far you can go!

 

"VISITING POET" PROGRAM

Any current or former Workshop member is welcome to attend any individual workshop session on a space-available basis. The fee is $100 per session, and must be scheduled in advance by contacting Barbara directly. One week notice is required.

 

INDIVIDUAL WORK WITH BARBARA

Individual sessions with Barbara (such as working on manuscript completion or readying work for publication) may be scheduled by contacting Barbara directly. The fee is $100 per hour.

 

NEW MEMBERS

Please mail 5 poems, SASE and fee to Barbara Helfgott Hyett, P.O. Box 67107, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-9998 or email barbara@poemworks.com

 

Since 1984, prize-winning poet Barbara Helfgott Hyett, has conducted PoemWorks Workshops in the Boston area. Each workshop session is a gathering of poets who each bring work to the table for reading and critique. Each weekly session provides intensive critical analysis in a supportive atmosphere as poets work towards finely-honed, completed poems.

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Poetry of Place: Maine. COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND, 2018

SIGN UP NOW – SPACE IS LIMITED!!

Columbus Day Weekeend

Poetry of Place

Split Rock Cove, Maine

 

Boston poet Barbara Helfgott Hyett returns to 26 Split Rock Cove for the 5th Annual Poetry of Place weekend

Maximum 12 students.

The weekend includes:

·       Friday dinner and evening of writing exercises

·       Saturday morning class: generative writing towards a new poem

·       Saturday afternoon workshop for newly created poems

·       Sunday morning crafting exercises and re-writes

·       Sunday evening dinner and poetry reading

Also included:

·       Friday and Sunday dinner, two breakfasts and two lunches

·       3 nights lodging at the Blue Lupin; private or shared rooms with private baths.  The Blue Lupin is a 10 minute walk from 26 Split Rock Cove

·       Free time on Saturday afternoon for writing, walking along the coast, or other adventures

Cost:  $525 including lodging;

or $375 without lodging

Poet, professor and public lecturer, Barbara Helfgott Hyett has published five collections of poetry:  In Evidence: Poems of the Liberation of Nazi Concentration Camps, based on her interviews with U.S. GI's, and selectedBooklist's "Editor's Choice"; Natural Law, was first in the Salt River poetry series; The Double Reckoning ofChristopher Columbus, an epic poem on the 1492 voyage of the Columbian expedition, was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. The Tracks We Leave: Poems on Endangered Wildlife of North America, and Rift   have been widely reviewed. Other poems and essays have appeared in such journals as The New Republic, TheNation, Hudson Review, Massachusetts Review, Agni, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, The Women'sReview ofBooks, and in over fortyanthologies. She is currently the director of PoemWorks, The Workshop for Publishing Poets, in Chestnut Hill, MA, named “One of the Best Workshops in Boston” by the Boston Globe.

To sign up, or for more information contact Sandy Weisman, at 207.596.7624 or email at sandy@26splitrockcove.com

POEMWORKS NEWFOUNDLAND, SUMMER 2018

Come away to Newfoundland, the far east of North America, to write with Barbara Helfgott Hyett and PoemWorks, the Workshop for Publishing Poets!

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Enjoy a week of generative classes and poetry workshops as we venture across Newfoundland’s Avalon Peninsula, from the capital city of St. John’s and its jellybean painted rowhouses, to North America’s largest Atlantic Puffin colony at Witless Bay; these chilly waters are the summer feeding grounds for Humpback Whales. Then it’s on to the cliffs of Cape Saint Mary’s where atop the sea stacks sits the world-renowned Gannet colony. We’ll travel to northern Conception Bay to the coastal town of Ochre Pit Cove for five days at Ochre House to write at the seaside retreat along the famed Baccalieu Trail. We may even see icebergs as they drift through the month of June from Greenland down along the rugged coastline.

Cost per participant is $1175 which includes:

  • all classes and workshops
  • 7 days’ and 6 nights’ accommodations
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 5 dinners
  • excursions to whales and bird colonies
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(Some space for nonwriting partners remains: $925 per person)

$500 nonrefundable deposit check payable to Barbara Helfgott Hyett is due on Friday, December 15, 2017. Remainder due Friday, May 11, 2018. Mail checks to Barbara Helfgott Hyett, 9 Craigie Terrace, Newton, MA 02460.

     

SUMMER SPECIAL PROGRAMS

SPECIAL SUMMER WORKSHOPS:

A Month of Sonnets

4 Wednesdays: August 9, 16, 23, 30 from 7 P.M. -9 P.M.

FEES:  4 sessions, $320; per session, $90

 

Radical Change: Turning Freewrites into Poems

Saturday, August 5 from 10 A.M. - 5 P.M.

FEE: $250

~ Bring 10 freewrites, typed, and a brown-bag lunch.

~ Coffee, Tea, and bagels served to begin the day.

 

Ekphrasis: An Evening at the MFA

Wednesday, August 2, 4 P.M. -7 P.M.

FEE: $150
 

Registration:

Current Members - contact Carol Hobbs (carol@poemworks.com or 781-769-2066) or sign up at the workshop table.

New Members - please register at www.poemworks.com and mail 5 poems, SASE and fee to Barbara Helfgott Hyett. P.O. Box 67107, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-9998 (e-mail barbara@poemworks.com, telephone 617-332-3590).

ALL FEES FOR EVERY SESSION DUE IN FULL on Monday, June 26. Checks payable to Barbara Helfgott Hyett at P.O. Box 67107, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-9998.  All fees non-refundable.

 

SAVE THE DATE!!!

Poetry of Place at Split Rock Cove, Maine: Friday, October 6 to Sunday, October 8. Details coming soon.

 

Barbara Helfgott Hyett is the author of In Evidence: Poems of the Liberation of Nazi Concentration Camps, Natural Law, The Double Reckoning of Christopher Columbus, and The Tracks We Leave: Poems on Endangered Wildlife, and most recently, Rift, from the University of Arkansas Press. Her poems have appeared in dozens of magazines including The Nation, The New Republic, and The Partisan Review. A professor, editor, and poet-in-the-schools, she has taught Literature and Writing at MIT and Boston University, where she won the Sproat Award for Excellence in Teaching English. Barbara Helfgott Hyett has been Visiting Scholar at Harvard and Tufts, and is recipient of a 2010 Father Thomas Arts Fellowship for Poetry awarded by the Boston Foundation.

 

 

 

Summer, 2017 workshops

Full-Time Schedule & Fees

Sign up for any combination of dates and times you'd enjoy!
As many as 24, as few as 1. Be specific in listing class times & dates.

Tuesday Mornings: 10 A.M. -1 P.M.
Tuesday Evenings: 7 P.M. -10 P.M.

DATES:            July 25; August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Tuesday Mornings: 10 A.M. -1 P.M.
Tuesday Evenings: 7 P.M. -10 P.M.

DATES:            July 27; August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

FEES:
6 sessions $420
3 sessions $240
1 sessions $90

SPECIAL DEALS FOR SUMMER:
Bring a friend:
$50 one class accompanied by a paid member

Summer Tune Up:
A 2-hour private session for $150; for standing members only.

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Registration: The registration and feres payment deadline for summer, 2017 is Monday, June 26. Register by emailing Carol Hobbs, Workshop Administrator, at carol@poemworks.com, or calling (781)769-2066. Checks are payable to Barbara Helfgott Hyett and mailed to Barbara Helfgott Hyett, PO Box 67107, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-9998. Barbara's telephone contact: (617)332-3590.

Refer A Friend Program: If a registered participant brings a friend to a single class, and the friend signs up for the semester term, PoemWorks will pay the registered participant a finders fee of $100. And if you bring 10, imagine how far you can go!

Visiting Poet Program: Any current or former Workshop member is welcome to attend any individual workshop session on a space-available basis. The fee is $100 per session ($90 for summer session), and must be scheduled in advance by contacting Barbara directly. One week advance notice is required.

Individual Work with Barbara: Individual sessions with Barbara (such as working on manuscript completion or reading work for publication) may be scheduled with Barbara directly. Call to arrange.

New Members: Please mail 5 poems, SASE and fee to Barbara Helfgott Hyett, PO Box 67107, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-9998. Or email barbara@poemworks.com