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Next Level: Advanced Poetry Workshop 

(In Person at Left Margin LIT) FULL-Wait List Only

Dates: 6 Tuesdays, March 5 - April 16 (No Class 4/2)
Time: 7-9pm
Instructor: David Roderick
Ages: Adult 
Genre: Poetry
Price: $425

This is a graduate (MFA) style workshop for writers who want a rigorous, immersive experience writing poetry. Perhaps you’re a writer who has always been curious about graduate level classes. Or maybe you’re considering applying for an MFA program and would like to continue honing your craft and developing your manuscript for your application. Ideally this class will be populated with experienced writers who have made (or plan to make) a serious effort writing and publishing poetry. 


Most of our class time will be spent discussing your poems, though we will read some work by established writers to develop our understanding of the craft elements that lead to writing good poems. And of course we’ll be reading and commenting on each other’s work. Our objective is to offer you new strategies that will create more magic in your poems.


Enrollment is limited to 10 people.

About the Instructor:

David Roderick’s first book of poems, Blue Colonial, won the APR/Honickman Prize and was published by Copper Canyon Press in 2006. The Pitt Poetry Series published his second collection, The Americans, in 2014.


David’s writing has been awarded an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship, a Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University, the Amy Lowell Traveling Scholarship, the James Boatwright III Prize from Shenandoah, the Julie Suk Award, and the Campbell Corner Poetry Prize. He has taught creative writing and literature classes at Stanford, the University of San Francisco, San Francisco State University, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and most recently at the MFA Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he was an Associate Professor in Creative Writing.


Click here to learn more about David.


If you find that you can't take a class for which you registered, you may request a refund, less a $25 administrative fee, at least 48 hours prior to the start of the first class session. If a class doesn't reach its minimum enrollment, it will be cancelled, and all students will receive full refunds.

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