2016 Spring Workshops

Spring Workshops start March 31

Register any time during the term!


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.

Tuesday Mornings (10 A.M.) April 5 - June 21

Tuesday Evenings (7 P.M.) April 5 - June 21

NOTE: Tuesday night group ONLY-- April 12 meets Wednesday April 13 because Barbara is reading on April 12 at the Newton Free Library.

Thursday Mornings (10 A.M.) March 31 - June 16

Thursday Evenings (7 P.M.) March 31 - June 16



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:" April 5, 19; May 3, 17, 31; June 14

Section "Beauty:" April 12 (A.M.), April 13 (P.M), April 26; May 10, 24; June 7, 21

Thursdays (10 A.M. and 7 P.M.) 

Section "Truth:" March 31; April 14, 28; May 12, 26; June 9

Section "Beauty:" April 7, 21; May 5, 19; June 2, 16



The registration and fees payment deadline for Winter 2016 is Monday, December 28, 2015. 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



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!



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 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.



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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