Creative Writing Workshop: Poetry

Course Description

This intensive, poetry writing program offers a blend of small workshops and presentations by practicing writers, which will inspire students to experiment with new approaches and modes of creativity. You will grow as a writer, hone their creative skills, and deepen their passion for the writer's craft.

You explore numerous creative strategies for writing poetry during this four-week, writing-intensive workshop. This course is idea if you have a serious interest in reading and writing poetry, who are not afraid to experiment with structure, and who want to develop a daily writing practice.

You write daily, most often both in the workshop and outside of the workshop time. These writing assignments provide useful skills, as well as multiple ways to explore the craft of writing poetry. The writing assignments are discussed in a workshop setting where students receive supportive feedback from their group leader and peers. In addition, you discuss and analyze poetry, exploring the techniques used by poets.

The workshop instructor meets individually with you to discuss their final project plans, which include the writing of an extended piece of poetry (at least ten pages). Published poets and fiction writers will visit Brown to give readings and discuss their work.

Following this course, you will receive a written evaluation of their performance based on the quality and range of their writing, the quality of their participation in workshop discussions, and the attitude they convey toward their colleagues, the Program faculty, and to the art of writing itself.


This course is most appropriate for rising juniors and seniors. Rising sophomores are eligible.


One Section Available to Choose From:

Online sections of Pre-College courses are offered in one of the following modalities: Asynchronous, Mostly asynchronous, or Blended. Please review full information regarding the experience here.

Dates: June 27, 2022 - July 22, 2022
Duration: 4 Weeks
Meeting Times: M-F 12:15P-3:05P
Status: Closed
Format: On-Campus
Instructor(s): Monroe Lawrence
Course Number: 10219