Poetry Writing I is open to all writers wishing to deepen their understanding of the art of writing poems. Through a combination of craft lessons and weekly discussions, students will gain insight into the possibilities of the genre while also writing and receiving feedback on original poems. Inspired by the readings examined in the workshop, we’ll also explore what it means to develop a poetic ‘voice’ and learn strategies for the revision and editing of our poetry.

This class is taught in English.



8-week workshop
Instructor: Kathleen Heil

Starts May 22, 2019
Meets Wednesdays, 19:00-21:30
Cost: €275

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Best in the business...

“The instructors at the Berlin Writers' Workshop are among the best in the business: brilliant writers, thorough editors, thoughtful teachers, and insightful critics. That all this literary talent has descended on Berlin is tremendously exciting.”

— Carmen Maria Machado, author, Her Body and Other Parties


"As a writer and editor, Rebecca has an extraordinary aptitude for understanding work in its big silhouettes and in its finer textures. She’s clear-eyed and curious and deliberate. She offers serious attention to others’ pages. I’ve been so grateful to have her as a reader and literary confidante."

— Amanda Goldblatt, writer and teacher

Enormously helpful...

"Whether offering me practical guidance about how to restructure a story, recommending a book or essay that I might find useful, or simply encouraging me to keep going, their intelligence and mentorship have helped me and my writing enormously."

— Ariel Lewiton, Director of Marketing and Publicity, Sarabande Books


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