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Workshops & Classes


Poets House offers six-week open-enrollment poetry workshops, weekend Master Classes, and one-day open enrollment writing workshops and seminars, providing learning opportunities for a variety of interests and skill levels.

Most class enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis, and we encourage you to enroll early. Enrollment is complete when full payment for tuition has been received.

Master Classes

Master Classes, which usually meet Saturday and Sunday, offer advanced writers of poetry an opportunity to work intensively with some of the most respected poets of our time. An application of three poems is required, sent through Submittable; space is limited. Fee: $395.

Our summer classes have ended—but check back in Fall 2019 for more master classes!

Six-Week Open-Enrollment Workshops

Open to all levels, six-week courses are offered on a wide variety of topics. Register early—first come, first served. Fee: $325.

Our summer classes have ended—but check back in Fall 2019 for more six-week workshops!

Special One-Day Workshops

We offer writing workshops and seminars that focus on a special topic over the course of a day or afternoon. These offerings are designed for those who may not have the time for a longer sequence of classes.

Check back in Fall 2019 for more one-day workshops!

Refund Policy

  • Requests for refunds must be received in writing. To request a refund, email Gia Gonzales at
  • Poets House retains a $60 processing fee on any refund.
  • Refunds will not be issued after the following deadlines, regardless of participation. For Six-Week Workshops: tuition (less processing fee) is refundable until the second class meeting. For Master Classes: refund requests must be made at least 24 hours prior to the first meeting.
  • Tuition will not be pro-rated for missed classes.
  • Six registrants are required in order for a class to run. If a course fails to meet the minimum registration, it will be cancelled and full tuition will be refunded to all registrants.