In addition to our onsite workshops, we offer synchronous and asynchronous online workshops at all levels using Zoom video conferencing and the Wet Ink digital classroom. Zoom is the industry leader in video conferencing, and Wet Ink provides state-of-the-art digital tools for teachers and students to offer written critiques of work, including inline comments on selected text. Students receive a digital file containing all of their written work at the end of each workshop. Use of Zoom and Wet Ink is paid for by Brooklyn Poets and free for all of our students.
Synchronous workshops meet at a regularly scheduled time each week via Zoom; written course work is shared via Wet Ink. Asynchronous workshops do not hold regular class meetings—these are more suitable for students who want to work on their writing at their own schedules. At the beginning of asynchronous workshops, teachers offer an introductory video overview, and at the start of each week, they post a writing assignment and models for that assignment, accompanied by video instruction. At the end of each week students post their work for critique by the class as well as their own critiques of others’ work. Teachers might also post additional reading assignments or discussion prompts. Asynchronous workshops typically offer video conferencing with the teacher at the end.
*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all workshops will be conducted online until further notice. Check the menu links for our Level I, Level II, Level III, and open-level single-session offerings this summer.*