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


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

New Members - please register at and mail 5 poems, SASE and fee to Barbara Helfgott Hyett. P.O. Box 67107, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-9998 (e-mail, 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.



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.