Advanced Poetry Workshop (Online)
With a beautiful balance of craft and critique, this workshop group will be comprised of a maximum of ten students working on a full-length poetry manuscript. With a focus on revision, and providing effective bi-weekly workshops, students will participate in lectures and discussions in a private Slack Workspace and face to face meetings via Zoom. Each bi-weekly workshop will be 2.5 hours in length with plenty of time spent discussing each writer’s work. At the end of this course you will have an entire poetry manuscript with steps/tools for revision and polishing. You will also have catered publishing advice to help you get your manuscript into the right hands. Each participant will be required to submit five pages every two weeks for the entire five-month program. So, who wants to write that book of poetry?
October 15, 2018 - February 15, 2019 (times and days to be agreed upon by students).
Once you fill out the brief application you will be prompted to submit—via email—10 pages from your poetry manuscript.
Students will be selected based on their writing, goals, and workshop experience.
Lecture topics include:
Workshop etiquette, structure, and goal setting
Music, Cadence, Rhythm
The Power of The Personal
Ripping Stitches: Breaking Form
Quick & Dirty Publishing 1
Tweet Tweet: Social Media Engagement
Lit mags vs Books
Quick & Dirty Publishing 2:
The Pitch: Why you and why now?
Quick & Dirty Publishing 3
Publisher Research: Who do you want to rep your work?
Final Portfolio Prep
One on One meetings
Final Online Q&A
Tuition: $150 per month for five months. Payment options available in two instalments of $375 or in one full payment of $750
online writing courses and workshops
Writing and publishing are not based solely on craft or talent, there's a privilege involved.. And not one that I take lightly. It’s my goal to reach and support underrepresented writers and to give space to those voices that are often muted or silenced. Inclusivity & open-mindedness, creativity, and freedom to share stories are all values at the forefront of everything I do. Words can changes lives, and I am all about that!
This five-week course is for new writers who want to start sending work out for publication. Whether you want to write micro fiction, prose poems or verse, this course will tighten your work and even inspire you to write new stuff—with confidence. You'll learn how to establish routine, and to write daily with discipline. There will be a heavy emphasis on hybrid forms. *End of course bonus* Unlike other courses you will receive personal feedback on up to ten pages of pre-existing writing.
This five-week course is for newer writers who want to start sending work out for publication. Whether you write short short fiction, prose poems, or verse, this course will tighten your work and even inspire you to write new stuff—with confidence. You’ll learn how to establish routine, and to write daily with discipline. There will be a heavy emphasis on hybrid forms. Are you ready? Course begins August 15, 2018
next enrolment opens August 1st, 2018
What are previous write. polish. publish students saying about the course?
“Chelene Knight's course made me feel much more confident in my writing. Before I was writing stories that, for the most part, I kept to myself. Now I know how to revise and add in the description and details that make a piece of writing publishable.”—Emma Paling
“I feel incredibly lucky to have had this opportunity to work with Chelene - her unwavering encouragement and enthusiasm helped me feel more confident about my writing and the structure of the course helped me develop a more consistent writing practice. I now feel like I have a foundation to build my writing practice on.” —Jess Murwin
"In write. polish. publish, Chelene Knight introduced me to some incredibly helpful writing strategies from how to find gold in free writes, how to use objects to connect emotionally with readers, to writing hybrid forms, and revising drafts. She was an enthusiastic instructor who, right from the start, made me feel comfortable about sharing my work. And her feedback on the assignments was insightful and supportive. Novice creative writers out there take this course, you won't be disappointed!"—Dr. Shelley Pacholok
"I love how this course encouraged me to explore a different writing process. The revision technique suggestions worked really well for me. And Chelene's feedback felt very honest and tailored to my own work. I'd highly recommend the course to anyone who is looking for a fresh perspective on writing." —Marianne Grier
Quick & Dirty Publishing 101
So you want to pitch and publish a book. This course gets right to the point—in one week.
memoir: writing home.
Where do we come from? Where do we put down roots? How do we write our stories of home? Answer these questions and learn how to tell your stories through various hybrid forms. More info to come.
BIPOC writer's den
A space for Black, Indigenous, and people of colour to share work through mentorship and networking within a group of our peers. There will be opportunities for guest BIPOC instructors to facilitate discussions. More info to come, so stay tuned!