Every winter, spring and summer, The Speakeasy Project hosts a four-week long poetry workshop for students of all ages and backgrounds. This program centers itself around small-group mentorship. Each group meets at least twice a week to workshop poems and discuss weekly topics with their peers. Previous mentors include Danez Smith, Paul Tran, Cynthia Cruz, Kaveh Akbar, Angel Nafis, Chen Chen and others.
Live to Write
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LIVE TO WRITE
Hosted by the inimitable Raina León, this two-part program series is designed for students with a full body of work and a strong interest in continuing their growth in the writing profession through publishing, fellowships, residencies and/or an MFA or alternative writing program. Students will interrogate what it truly means to live as a writer, incorporating a daily practice of writing into their schedules, assembling key elements in a writer's portfolio and challenging each other to new heights in this unique workshop space.
LIVE TO WRITE (I) takes place over four weeks in the spring, and LIVE TO WRITE (II) takes place over eight weeks in the summer. Package deals are available for students interested in both programs.
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We have partnered with Cloudthroat, a magazine for indigenous artists, to create a program by and for indigenous writers. Run by Jake Skeets, every winter and summer, this program will consist of a mentorship with indigenous writers throughout the community. Students must be of indigenous descent to participate in this program. Mentors include Michael Wasson, Khairani Barokka and others.
The Harbor is an interactive community, available year-round, within which teenage writers can connect all over the world. By signing up, writers meet new peer editors every month, daily writing prompts and weekly reading lists. In addition, writers gain access to our Guest Speaker Series, which includes online readings / Q&A sessions with established writers. Writers may subscribe or unsubscribe as they please.
Need an extra pair of eyes on your poems? Want to work with established writers but don't have time to take a full workshop? At the Feedback Corner, you'll have the opportunity to submit a handful of work, and for a small fee, you'll get personal feedback from the Feedback Editor of your choice. Sign up below, available year-round.