In keeping with the artisanal tradition of the borough, Brooklyn Poets offers small, intensive poetry workshops taught by award-winning poets in their own homes to foster closer mentoring, peer feedback and attention to craft than traditional graduate workshops offer—at a fraction of the price. Workshops are offered in the winter–spring, summer and fall at three different levels: 1) Foundational Forms; 2) Contemporary Practice; 3) Manuscript Review. Workshops typically run for 5–7 weeks, with one three-hour session per week on weeknights or weekend afternoons/early evenings, culminating in a Workshop Showcase which all students are invited to participate in. Admission to Levels I and II is by open enrollment; Level-III workshops and manuscript consultations require a writing sample. In addition, we offer a Mentorship Program providing developing writers with twelve months of immersive training in becoming a poet, as well as single-session workshops for students who don’t have time for a longer commitment. Students in need can apply for fellowships to participate in a workshop or manuscript consultation for free.
*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all workshops will be conducted online until further notice.*