The Chapbook as a Literary Form

Start Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Schedule: Wednesdays, May 24 – June 28
Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. CST
Duration: 6 weeks (classes meet once per week, for 2 hrs. per session)
Instructor: Kristina Marie Darling
Location: Online

Description: This workshop will focus on the unique artistic possibilities inherent in shorter collections of poetry, namely chapbooks. Because chapbooks are usually less than forty-eight pages in length, they may allow the writer to focus on a particular form, theme or narrative. This workshop will guide students in choosing previous poems for inclusion in a chapbook, structuring the manuscript, and adding to existing work to create a unified short collection. The class will also provide an introduction to the vast and diverse world of chapbook publishing. Each week, we will examine excerpts of short collections from a different press, thinking through the editorial vision behind the work and its relationship to student projects submitted to the workshop. Readings will include chapbooks from Dancing Girl Press, Finishing Line Press, Belladonna Books, Fewer and Further Press, Horseless Press, and other presses as determined by student interests.

Please note: after registering you will receive a receipt from PayPal, this serves as your registration confirmation. Then, closer to the start of classes you will receive an email with instructions on how to log into the virtual classroom.

Tuition: Early registration: $240 (before 4/7/16), General: $299, Teacher: $270, Student/Senior: $240