As poets ourselves, we know how easy it for life to take the best of you and for our writing to fall onto the backburner. To reverse this practice, we've created the Two Sylvias Press Online Poetry Retreat that you can do from the privacy of your own home.
Our goal for the Online Poetry Retreat is to keep you writing and motivated over the summer break.
We will send you weekly prompts, poems, inspiration along with a couple other surprises to help you get into the habit of living a poetic life.
The Online Poetry Retreat can be molded to fit your summer schedule. You can do the prompts all one day, or spread them out over the week. After the 4-week schedule, you email the Two Sylvias Press editors, Kelli Russell Agodon & Annette Spaulding-Convy, two of your poems and they will respond to them with feedback such as line-by-line edits and personalized response.
Because of this workshop element, this online retreat has LIMITED SPACE.
BUT poets of all levels, from beginning to published poet, are welcome to register. AND the retreat also includes a PRINT COPY of THE DAILY POET, a beautiful blank journal from the Two Sylvias Press Journalette series, and a free download of the Poet Tarot App for your iPhone or Android.
The Two Sylvias Press Online Retreat has JUST opened up for registration, so if you're interested, here are the details below and here are the links to register for the JULY or AUGUST session.
FULL DETAILS BELOW:
This Online Poetry Retreat offers you the opportunity to write new poems and have them critiqued by the editors of Two Sylvias Press. We send you poetry prompts, example poems, creativity suggestions, and reflection questions to inspire your writing—ALL VIA EMAIL.
You can participate in this Online Poetry Retreat at home or on the go—all you need is access to your email and some writing/journaling time. Do as many or as few of the prompts and activities as you would like. We are offering two summer sessions—sign up for the 4 weeks that fits in best with your schedule. This online retreat is private and does not include interaction with the other participants.
The 4-week Online Poetry Retreat includes the following:
- Weekly poem prompts written specifically for the retreat.
- Two of your poems will be critiqued at the end of the retreat by the cofounders and editors of Two Sylvias Press: Kelli Russell Agodon & Annette Spaulding-Convy.
- A copy of The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice (or another Two Sylvias Press publication) and your choice of journal from our Journalette Series.
- A free download of The Poet Tarot App for your iPhone or Android.
- Example poems, creativity suggestions, and reflection questions to spark ideas--emailed to you throughout the week (Mon. – Fri.). Sat. and Sun. are for focused writing and revision.
- And maybe you will receive a few surprises along the way!
DATES: Two sign-up dates are available. You can sign up for the Jun. 27th – July 22nd Retreat ~OR~ the Aug. 1st – Aug. 26th Retreat. Each is 4 weeks in length. Please sign up for only one session.
Space is limited.
COST: $279 (normally $310)
WHAT YOU NEED: Access to email and a desire to write new poems.
WHAT WE PROVIDE: Poem prompts, sample poems, The Daily Poet, a Two Sylvias Journalette, the Poet Tarot Phone App, creativity suggestions, and reflection questions/activities to guide and inspire.
*Participation in the Two Sylvias Press Online Poetry Retreat does not exclude poets from entering our contests or submitting work to us. -
See more at: http://twosylviaspress.com/online-poetry-retreat.html
Thank you all for continuing to keep poetry in the world!