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Writers Workshops

Teachers-as-Writers Poetry – Online 2021-503

Course #2021-503
Tuesdays Starting September 14 6:30 pm–8:30 pm running 6 weeks
Cost: $45 Instructor: J. Estanislao Lopez
This workshop is full

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.

Poetic Voice

What is happening when we feel ourselves growing attached to a writer’s “voice”? Is voice always present, or must it be cultivated from sentence to sentence?

In this class, we’ll discuss “voice” with a focus on poetry and some peripheral prose. We’ll discover together what constitutes a writer’s voice (or voices!) and ply our own in original work. We’ll look at mostly contemporary poetry, with a few older poems, some song lyrics, fiction, and nonfiction mixed in as well. While reading is a joy, this workshop is generative in purpose. We’ll use the readings to stimulate in-class writing exercises that may lead to complete drafts. The second half of the class will be focused on caring for each other’s work through thoughtful celebration and, if invited, critique. Whether you are new to poetry or you are already published, this class promises an engaging conversation.

About the instructor

J. ESTANISLAO LOPEZ’s poetry has appeared in literary venues such as The New YorkerPoetry Magazine, Boston ReviewBreakBeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNext, and the Bedford Compact Introduction to Literature. He has been nominated for the Pushcart PrizeBest New Poets, and Best of the Net. His debut collection, We Borrowed Gentleness, is forthcoming from Alice James Books in October 2022. An educator himself, he also holds an MFA from the Warren Wilson Program for Writers and was a former participant in Inprint Teachers-as-Writers Workshops. He lives in Houston, Texas.

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