Project Description

744 Poetry Chapbook Manuscript Workshop led by Vasiliki Katsarou & John Wall Barger

Spend a day at the Museum with Dodge poet and editor Vasiliki Katsarou and guest poet John Wall Barger, who will guide poets in assembling individual poems into a chapbook-length manuscript. Participants will learn how to order, group, and title their poetry collections, and will also be advised on what to include or exclude. There will be some discussion of how and where to submit chapbooks for publication. Katsarou and Wall Barger will describe how smaller literary presses solicit manuscripts, and how some work cooperatively with authors. Each manuscript receives close attention and receives written and in-person feedback from each of the workshop leaders.  Be ready to submit 14-24 pages of poetry by April 26.  Limited to 8 students.

Information on guest poet:

John Wall Barger’s work appears in American Poetry Review, Rattle, The Cincinnati Review, The Awl, Poetry Ireland ReviewBest of the Best Canadian Poetry, and others. His third collection, The Book of Festus, was a finalist for the 2016 JM Abraham Poetry Award. His poem, “Smog Mother,” was co-winner of The Malahat Review’s 2017 Long Poem Prize. His latest book, The Mean Game (Palimpsest Press), is forthcoming in spring 2019. He lives in Philadelphia, and is an editor for Painted Bride Quarterly.

Click HERE for Poetry Chapbook Manuscript Workshop Submission Guidelines

Please Note: Early Registration Rewards do not apply for this workshop.

 SPRING – 744
  • Age: Adults and teens, 16 and up
  • Time: 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 18
  • Tuition: $150; member: $125
  • Instructor: Vasiliki Katsarou & John Wall Barger
  • Registration for this class is now closed.