2018 SUMMER WORKSHOPS

PoemWorks Summer 2018

Six Weeks of Workshops and Special Classes

July 17 - August 23, 2018

Register by July 10, 2018!

NOTE: Any summer class session with fewer than 3 participants will be canceled.

 

SUMMER TUNE UP:
A 2-hour private session for $150; for standing members only. Everyone is encouraged to try a tune-up this summer!
 

FREE-WRITE BOOT CAMP:

Turn your free writes into brand new poems in this fun, all-day writing session at Barbara’s house! Saturday, August 4, 9 A.M. – 5 P.M. Fee: $150 (not included with Six-Pack)

 

EKPHRASIS AT THE MFA:

Our most popular summer writing event. Write poems from work we see in the galleries! Wednesday, July 25, 5-8 P.M. Fee: $150 (not included with Six-Pack); museum admission Free.

 

WORKSHOP "SIX PACK":

Buy a pack of six sessions for $420, and attend any six sessions this summer. There are 28 sessions to choose from: 24 regular workshop sessions (classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10A.M. and 7P.M.) as well as four Wednesday night sessions for formal poetry. Workshop participants will buy a six-pack and choose six of the following dates:

 

Tuesdays (10A.M. and 7P.M.): July 17, 24, 31; August 7, 14, 21

Thursdays (10A.M. and 7P.M.): July 19, 26; August 2, 9, 16, 23

Wednesdays (7 P.M. “A Month of Forms”): August 1, 8, 15, 22

 

A MONTH OF FORMS:

Special workshop will meet on four Wednesdays (August 1, 8, 15, 22) with a focus on sonnets, villanelles and other formal work. Six-pack can be applied to any classes including A Month of Forms.

 

SUMMER WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM:

For those who wish to come more than six times this summer, we are offering a $675 “All You Can Eat” residency program. Members who join this program can come to any/all of the summer workshops, special programs, Month of Forms, Ekphrasis and Free-Write Boot Camp!

 

BRING-A-FRIEND PROGRAM:

$50 one regular Workshop class accompanied by a paid member (regular workshop or Month of Forms only; does not include Ekphrasis or Free-Write Boot Camp)
 

REGISTRATION

The registration and fees payment deadline for Summer 2018 is July 10, 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

 

"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.

 

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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