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Building a Poetry Collection

April 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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$210 – $270

INSTRUCTOR: Kendra Preston Leonard, Ph.D.

TIME: Six Wednesdays, March 6, 13, SKIP March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17, 6:00–9:00 p.m. CST

PRICE: Early bird price: $210 for members, $240 for nonmembers. The deadline for early bird pricing is Thursday, February 29. After Thursday, February 29: $240 for members, $270 for nonmembers. Become a member here. Apply for a scholarship here.

LOCATION: Online via Zoom

LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced

CAP: 15

The full-length poetry collection ranges from 40-80 pages or more, and, while often organized thematically, can be presented in a multiplicity of ways. In this 6-week course, we will focus on the elements needed to build a full-length poetry collection—poetry, of course, but also intent, writing mindfully, editing and revising our own poems, and workshopping each other’s work. In addition to writing, we’ll read three poetry collections (titles TBD) and discuss them during the course. We’ll talk about finding or identifying our audience(s), curating our collections, publishing, and presenting our work to the public. Participants will leave this course with several new poems appropriate for their collections, a better understanding of the poetry collection as a genre, and how they want their own collection to be organized and presented.

Writers taking this course should be experienced poets who can commit to weekly reading and writing assignments.

This event is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. This project is generously funded by the Houston Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, and Mid-America Arts Alliance.


April 3
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$210 – $270
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(713) 487-5603
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City of Houston District
Houston Cultural District
Arts District Houston


1907 Sabine Street Ste 125
Houston, TX 77007
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