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The UWM Writing Project, Teen Writing Academy: Poetry Gr. 9-12


This fun and imaginative genre-specific writing class focuses solely on poetry. Work closely with UWMWP instructors in small groups to learn advanced poetic concepts. Build, and possibly finish, a larger collection of poetry throughout the course.

  • Explore advanced poetry concepts including free verse, form and spoken word.
  • Receive additional individual instruction and response in small groups.
  • Read samples of poetic writing from contemporary and modern writers.
  • Learn writing practices and approaches used by professional poets.
  • Further cultivate a personal writing process from free writing to drafting, and editing to publishing.
  • Celebrate with a community event focused on performing poetry for a live audience!

The more general Teen Writing Academy is not a prerequisite, but you should have a basic understanding of poetic concepts, as you will be applying advanced writing strategies. We also highly encourage students to bring a collection of poetry that you have been working on.

There is a 45-minute, supervised lunch break every day. Please bring a bag lunch or, if you have permission to leave unattended, you can purchase lunch at the student union.
Dates and locations to be announced.
Fee: $179


Multiple Course Discount
If you are enrolling two or more students, please indicate that in the note section when you register. Appropriate discounts and credits will be applied after you register. Adjusted price will be shown on your confirmation.

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