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Apply to Marie Howe’s Master Class

poet marie howeZenzele Price ’18 has something for all you poets:

Apply for the Fall 2016 Masters Class with poet Marie Howe. While not for credit, this class is an opportunity to work closely with a tremendously talented writer. Her works include The Kingdom of Ordinary Time, What the Living Do, and The Good Thief. Her poems have also appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Poetry, Agni, Ploughshares, and Harvard Review. She has been the recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts as well as the Guggenheim Fellowship.

All Wesleyan students are welcome to apply, but must be able to commit to all three dates. A (free!) dinner will be included after one class. Classes will meet at the Shapiro Center, 167 High Street on Wednesday, September 28th; Wednesday, October 19th; and Wednesday, November 9th. Each class will run from 6:00 – 8:30pm in the Shapiro Center. To apply, send a cover letter and writing sample to abloom[at]wesleyan[dot]edu. All applications must be submitted by September 18th.

Application Deadline: Sunday, September 18

Apply for a Masters Class with Richard Blanco

richard blancoFrom the Shapiro Creative Writing Center:

Award-winning poet Richard Blanco is coming to Wesleyan this semester for an exclusive masters class! Blanco’s works have focused on his heritage and identity as well as the impact of national tragedy. This series includes three 2.5 hour workshop-style classes with the inaugural poet, and one dinner after class.

The class is open to anyone who can commit to all three classes (September 23, October 28, and November 18). The course is not for credit, and has no additional cost. To apply, send a cover letter and sample of 3-4 poems to abloom[at]wesleyan[dot]edu. All applications must be submitted by SEPTEMBER 15, but the sooner the better! Take advantage of this chance to work closely with a professional poet.

Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 15

Applications are being accepted as they come in, so it’s best to get yours in as early as possible. The classes run from 6-8:30 p.m. each day. Click on the flyer if you wanna see the whole thing.

Apply for a Masters Class with Colson Whitehead


From the Shapiro Creative Writing Center:

Colson Whitehead is the author of five novels, including the Pulitzer Finalist John Henry Days (2001), and his most recent book is non-fiction.

After graduating from Harvard College in 1991, Whitehead moved to New York City to work for The Village Voice. Since then, his essays and reviews have appeared in publications such as The New York Times and The New Yorker and he is currently a Visiting Lecturer in Creative Writing at Princeton University.

Among Whitehead’s honors are Ainsfield-Wolf Book Award, a Whiting Writers Award, and a MacArthur Fellowship, the “genius” award. His work has been described as “scintillating,” “strikingly original,” and “blithely gifted.”

UPDATED: Apply for Masters Class with C.D. Wright

Screen Shot 2014-08-13 at 11.49.50 AMFrom the Shapiro Writing Center:

C.D. Wright has published over a dozen books and several book-length poems, including the critically acclaimed Deepstep Come Shining (1998). Wright’s writing has been described as experimental, Southern, socially conscious, and elliptical. As poet and critic Joel Brouwer asserts, “Wright belongs to a school of exactly one.”

Wright spent significant periods in New York and San Francisco before moving in 1983 to Rhode Island, where she teaches at Brown University. With her husband, poet Forrest Gander, she founded and ran Lost Roads Press for over 20 years. Among her honors are a MacArthur Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Award, a Robert Creeley Award, and membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2013, she was elected as a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. –(Excerpt from The Poetry Foundation)

Apply for Masters Class with Mark Doty

From Izzy Rode ’14:mark-doty

Since the publication of his first volume of verse, Turtle, Swan, in 1987, Mark Doty has been recognized as one of the most accomplished poets in America. Hailed for his elegant, intelligent verse, Doty has often been compared to James Merrill,Walt Whitman and C.P. Cavafy. His syntactically complex and aesthetically profound free verse poems, odes to urban gay life, and quietly brutal elegies to his lover, Wally Roberts, have been hailed as some of the most original and arresting poetry written today. The recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, Doty has also won a number of prestigious literary awards, including the Whiting Writer’s Award, the T. S. Eliot Prize, the National Poetry Series, the Los Angeles Times Book Award, the National Book Critics’ Circle Award, the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for first nonfiction, and the National Book Award for Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems (2008). –(excerpt from The Poetry Foundation)

Open to poetry-writing students who can commit to all 3 classes. Each class will last 2.5 hours and include dinner. This is an extraordinary chance to work closely with the prize-winning poet. No additional fee.