Sarah Rose offers poetry workshops, tutorials, and manuscript consultations to help you see your work in a new light, go deeper with your poems, and refine your voice and vision.
Drawing on her extensive experiences as an editor, judge for regional and national contests, educator and – most importantly – working poet, Sarah Rose loves to help poems and manuscripts achieve luminosity. Sarah Rose’s own work has won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize, the James Wright Poetry Prize, the William Matthews Prize, and an Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council, and been a finalist or semi-finalist for the Ohioana Book Prize, Essay Press Book Prize, Brittingham and Pollak Prizes, New Issues Prize, and others. She has also been awarded fellowships and residencies from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Sewanee Conference, Vermont Studio Center, and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
Here are some ways Sarah Rose can support your poetry practice:
Intuitive Poetics – Multi-Genre (5 Weeks – October/November 2021)
In this multi-genre workshop, we will focus on connecting with our intuition in order to write poetry and/or prose that has depth, nuance, and purpose, and that is in alignment with our unique, creative self.
Guided by a series of carefully-designed prompts, in this workshop you will practice tuning out what you already think you know and what and how you think you should be writing so that you can tune into your voice and vision. Your writings for this class may take any number of forms, including (but not limited to) poetry, essay, fiction, journal entries, and letters.
This five-week workshop is open to all levels, and will meet on Zoom on Mondays (October 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22) 6-9pm EST. Course material will be sent via email.
Workshop is $350. Full payment is required to hold your spot. This class is limited to 8 participants. Register below.
Poetry Master Class (6 Months – October-March 2021-22)
Requested by past workshop participants, this is a supportive poetry course for experienced poets looking for community and accountability during the academic year without the pressure of weekly workshop deadlines and meetings.
Monthly sessions will include discussion of readings–we will read one book in preparation for each session, which will serve to launch discussions about craft–but will focus on participants’ poems and projects. I also invite participants to engage in online discussion and resource-sharing to stay connected between monthly meetings.
This workshop is open to intermediate/advanced poets, and will convene on Zoom on the second Saturday of the month (Oct 9, Nov 13, Dec 11, Jan 8, Feb 12, Mar 12) 9am-12pm EST. Course material/reading list will be sent via email.
Workshop is $550. Payment is required to hold your spot (contact me to arrange a 2-payment plan). This class is limited to 8 participants. Register below.
Summer Advanced Workshop (5 Weeks – June/July 2021)
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In this fun-yet-rigorous poetry workshop, I’ll help you to see your work in a new light, go deeper with your poems, and refine your voice and vision. This workshop is open to intermediate/advanced writers. Reading list is forthcoming.
To apply: Contact me and include a paragraph about yourself and a recent poem (under 25 lines).
This five-week workshop will meet on Zoom on Tuesdays (June 15, 22, 29 and July 6, 13) 6-8:30pm EST. Assignments and handouts will be sent via email or google docs.
Workshop is $285. Full payment is required to hold your spot. This class is limited to 8 participants.
You will receive in-depth and individualized feedback on your chapbook or full-length collection, including: feedback about structure and organization, suggestions about poems to add or cut, suggestions about titling, line edits on individual poems, if desired, and a 90-minute conversation or two-page feedback letter. Inquire by email.
Chapbook (up to 45 pages of poetry or 60 pages of prose): $350
Full-length (up to 95 pages of poetry or 150 of prose): $500
I offer ongoing poetry and writing tutorials based on the writer’s interests and goals. Tutorials can include: personalized writing prompts, reading suggestions, feedback on packets of poems or multiple drafts of a book manuscript, and advice about deepening your relationship with poetry and/or discussion of writing process. Poets often start with a 3 or 6 month tutorial agreement. Inquire by email.
Standard Tutorial Package: $300/month