Please note that this is an online workshop conducted via Zoom. Participants will be provided information on how to join the online sessions.
This workshop is full, please sign up on the waiting list here so you receive priority registration the next time this class is offered.
This tuition-free workshop is open only to K-12 educators.
As teachers, we take pleasure in the restorative power of language. We are drawn to the practices of reading and writing and appreciate how literature has the power to soothe, heal, energize, galvanize, inspire, and empower. Throughout the academic year we work hard to ensure that our students have access to the empowering force of literature, but we may not be able to devote much time to enjoying it for ourselves. This generative workshop will allow us to take advantage of the time that summer provides to fuel our own creative spirits— which will then shine more radiantly when we return to our students in the Fall. All genres and experience levels are welcome to join what is sure to be a rejuvenating and productive creative journey.
LAUREN BERRY received a BA in Creative Writing from Florida State University and an MFA from the University of Houston where she won the Inprint Verlaine Prize, received the Inprint Mary Gibbs and Jesse H. Jones Fellowship, and served as poetry editor for Gulf Coast. From 2009 to 2010, she held the Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellowship at the Wisconsin Institute. Her work has appeared in magazines such as Agni, Silk Road, The Adroit Journal, Denver Quarterly, and Iron Horse Literary Review. Terrance Hayes selected her first collection, The Lifting Dress (Penguin, 2011), to win the National Poetry Series prize. Her second collection, The Rented Altar, won the C&R Press Award in poetry and will be released in September of 2020. She teaches AP English Literature at YES Prep Public Schools, a charter school that provides college preparatory education to Houston’s most underserved communities. Additionally, Lauren leads poetry workshops for Houston non-profit, Inprint and Grackle and Grackle. Connect with her at poetlaurenberry.com.
Please note that the registration fee and tuition for online workshops are nonrefundable. By registering for an Inprint Writers Workshop you are agreeing to Inprint’s registration policies. If this workshop is full when you try to register, please sign up on the waiting list here so you receive priority registration the next time this class is offered. For details and a schedule of all the current workshop offerings, click here.