ONSITE: Intermediate Poetry

This workshop is for students who have some experience writing poetry and are looking to dig deeper into their writing practice. In this poetry workshop, we'll read published poems (written by contemporary and historical poets), and we'll use this work to inspire our own creative writing work. We'll write poems, and we'll spend time discussing our poems together, offering each other feedback on our work. Shared readings each week will be selected based on student interests, and poetry readings will be supplemented with additional instructional handouts and materials.

Special Notes

  • Class time will be spent reading and discussing poems, with an emphasis on workshop discussion of our own work, as well as poems by other people. We will try to make time for a writing exercise each week, but students who wish to complete finished poems should expect to continue writing outside of class time. To get the most out of this class, students should expect to do some reading outside of class time. This is an intermediate writing class, and some experience with creative writing is expected. Students should have some familiarity with basic poetry concepts, such as concrete language, figurative language, lines, and stanzas.

    This studio is not wheel chair accessible from the interior due to two steps, but is accessible through an exterior door.

    This is an On-site course. Students must follow current Covid-19 protocols, as outlined on our website. On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program. Please visit for more information.
About the Instructor

Lauren Miner

Lauren Miner is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, where she earned an MFA in creative writing (concentrating in poetry) and an MA in English (writing her thesis about descriptions of photographs in the poems of Larry Levis). She's led creative-writing workshops at VCU, the UVa Young Writers' Workshop, and elsewhere. Her creative interests include poetry, nonfiction, photography (both analog and digital), and comics. She currently serves as an assistant poetry editor at Four Way Review, and she is the Artist-in-Residence for the James River Park System.

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ONSITE: Intermediate Poetry

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April 10 - May 1510 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Day: Wed
Tuition: $190.00
Member Tuition: $171.00
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Lauren Miner
Level: Intermediate