Winter Tangerine is holding two sessions of a four-day intensive writing workshop at Poets House in the heart of New York City.
We design our workshops for writers who want to challenge themselves and their work. We won't teach you how to write: instead, we want to collectively build new lenses meant to create dynamic readings and writings. As a student, you'll engage in daily writing activities, lesson-based writing prompts, & group discussions led by a team of enthusiastic advisors. This year's workshop advisors will be A.K Afferez, Emmanuel Oppong-Yeboah, Marwa Helal, Safia Elhillo, and jayy dodd, led by WT Editor-in-Chief Yasmin Belkhyr. Together, we will discuss identity & craft, and study a variety of writers, visual artists, and other creators. We favor playfulness over perfection, and we’ll encourage you to experiment with form and style: we want you to find what makes you electric.
Throughout the workshop, you'll have the opportunity to peruse the Poets House’s 70,000 volumes of poetry, have lunch at the edge of the Hudson River, and work with an intimate group of writers committed to their craft. You'll write every day & you will give and receive thoughtful feedback every day. The workshop will close out with a reading at Poets House, open to the public, with celebratory cake — and you will have the opportunity to read from the body of work you'll have created during the workshop.
The workshop will also feature Guest Seminars by Mahogany Browne, Franny Choi, Angel Nafis, and Sam Sax. These seminars will include a short lecture based off a guided syllabus by the writers, a group-wide discussion, and a Q&A. Past Guest Seminars have included Bhanu Kapil, Fatimah Asghar, Richard Siken, and Danez Smith.
The first session will be from July 26th to the 29th. The second session will be from August 16th to 19th. Our workshops run from 11AM-4PM each day -- we know that this means daytime-working writers will find it difficult to join this year, so we hope & plan to offer evening workshops later this year and next year. Tuition is $350, and we offer financial aid to those with need. There is no application fee. There is no age minimum or maximum, and no experience is necessary. Applications close July 9th. What are you waiting for?
These workshops are made possible through Poets House’s Literary Partners Program.