WRITING WORKSHOPS

Workshops with Distinguished Poets

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The Poetry Center offers Saturday morning workshops in conjunction with the Distinguished Poets Reading Series.

Over the past 35 years, the Poetry Center’s reading and workshop series has featured poet laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, inaugural poets and others of national and international reputation, such as Allen Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka, Lucille Clifton, Stanley Kunitz, Billy Collins, Marge Piercy, Mark Doty, Billy Collins, Dorianne Laux, Robert Sward, Martín Espada and Richard Blanco. 

All workshops take place from 10 am to 12 pm at the Poetry Center (Hamilton Club building in Paterson), which is also the site of that day's Distinguished Poets reading in the afternoon.

Pre-registration is required and each workshop has a fee of $20. There is limited enrollment, so register early.

TO REGISTER FOR ANY WORKSHOP

Download, print and submit this registration form

 

2016- 2017 Workshops

For bios of the poets offering workshops, see our readings page
                   A workshop with Billy Collins, winner of the 2014 Paterson Poetry Prize, held May 9, 2015

                   A workshop with Billy Collins, winner of the 2014 Paterson Poetry Prize, held May 9, 2015

 


 

Poetry Workshops for Mature Adults

The Mature Adults Workshop Series, held at the PCCC Wanaque Campus, is open to adults age 50 and over.  Award-winning poets, Maria Mazziotti Gillan and Laura Boss, alternate leading each workshop in the series (four meetings for fall 2016 or four meetings in spring 2017 session).  The focus is on writing narrative poetry, and sharing the work that you’ve just written in the workshop.  

Pre-registration is required, and the fall 2016 or spring 2017 workshop series each have a fee of $60 for four sessions.

TO REGISTER

Download, print and submit this registration form

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