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Summer Classes

Registration Open: ​​

Muse as Mermaid: Poems from the Ocean - FULL! Please email me (sarah@poetcamp.com) if you'd like to be added to the waiting list.

Muse as Mermaid: Poems from the Ocean (8 weeks, Wet.Ink) $320, 

Wednesday, June 8 - Tuesday, August 2, 2022

As Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s beautiful “Invitation,” says, “Come in! Come in! The water’s fine!” We'll consider the ocean of possibilities available to us in writing poems inspired by many aspects of marine life, real and imagined. We'll write poems "from the beach," and dive into the waves for more inspiration, found in shipwrecks, mermaids, and real wonders underwater. We'll find solace and healing watching the waves. Most of our class time will be spent on experiments and prompts geared towards generating new work. By the end of class you'll have several fresh drafts, and will have found a way to dip your toes along the tideline even if summer is spent on dry land.

Very Superstitious (8 weeks, August 15 - October 3) Wet.Ink/Online *Offered through the Writer's Center. They've opened registration early!  FULL - Please email me directly if you'd like to be added to a waiting list. The Writer's Center does not offer a wait list, so I'd have to make arrangements with them to add you if a spot opens up.

In this class we’ll write lucky charms, invent horoscope poems, divine lines from oracle card readings, and take inspiration from everyday magic. Each week we’ll read 1-2 source texts paired with a brief example text from the folklore focus for the week. From these readings, we’ll write new poems born out of a prompt linked to that week’s topic. Every week will also include optional viewing/listening assignments to provide multiple entry points into inspiration.

Other Upcoming Offerings:

July 18 - July 22, July 25 - July 29, 9:00-9:15 a.m. Eastern Time, Zoom), $20

Early weekday morning muse meetups, M-F from 9 am - 9:15 am - 15 minute Zooms using Lynda Barry’s Daily Diary format with Sarah guiding you through/cheering you on, followed by a prompt/spark to launch you into your morning pages after a brief write-along.

*All who register will receive the prompts and a few extras as a pdf after our final session.

  • Natural Wonder: Poet as Scientist (part 2) (8 wk, Wet.Ink) $320

Wednesday, October 26 - Tuesday, December 20, 2022) *Registration open!

​In this class, we'll continue to consider the necessity of wonder and close observation to the poet and the scientist alike through an entirely different set of fields and materials than in Part 1. We'll read and write poems of winged creatures and water dwellers, underwater volcanoes and melting glaciers. We’ll consider the many ways to explore and expand our metaphors through a different scientific field each week, all the while marveling at the intricacy and interconnectedness of life on our planet. *Parts 1 & 2 of this class offering are independent and may be taken out of order.

  • Pop-up Ekphrastic Workshop at Glenstone Museum in MD (date tbd)

  • See course descriptions for upcoming classes *registration linked as we get closer to those dates