I’m offering a poetry workshop through Charlottesville's WriterHouse this fall. It's an eight-week course meeting twice a week on Zoom.

$189 Members | $210 Nonmembers
Mondays and Wednesdays, 9/21/20 – 11/11/20 | 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

This is a course for students with some experience conceiving and crafting poetic work, though you need not be published. Our focus will be on refreshing our writing practice through new sources of inspiration that help us break our writerly habits. To that end we will explore various poetic prompts, making room for traditional forms as well as experimentation, as we encourage each other to nurture a regular and mindful writing practice. The course will include supportive discussion of our own works-in-progress, plus close reading of published authors’ work. Students will be empowered to shape the course by helping to choose readings and suggest directions for writing prompts.


Testimonials from recent students:

Erika Howsare's online writing workshop is a revelatory experience. She is a consummate professional, deftly guiding fellow writers on a journey of self discovery, refinement, and most importantly a growing awareness of writing as a path to greater mindfulness in everyday life.

Erika's poetry writing workshop is connecting me to creativity and community at a time when these connections feel so tenuous. The writing prompts have provided focus and inspired bigger projects. The feedback from Erika and everyone in the workshop has helped me find clarity, courage, and confidence. Highly recommend!