Applications Open for Free Online Workshop Series: Writing Poetry Collaboratively

For the first time, Second City Poets will be running a formal workshop series on collaboration in poetry. Applications are open to groups of two to five poets* who, ideally, already have an interest in collaboration (though no practical experience is necessary). This is a free opportunity with no registration fee; for successful applicants wishing to donate any money upon completion of the series, information will be made available in the final workshop.

This series will run for a total of nine weeks, broken down as follows:

Week 1 – A Beginner’s Guide to Collaboration in Poetry
Week 2 – Writing and Editing Collaboratively
Week 3 – Collaborating with Other Artforms
Week 4 – Developing a Collaborative Project
Week 5 – Break
Week 6 – How to Design and Run Regular Collaborative Sessions
Week 7 – Collaboration on the Page
Week 8 – Collaboration on the Stage
Week 9 – Showcase and Feedback on Project Ideas

Dates and times are currently TBD and will be based on successful applicants’ availability. All workshops will be three hours long (including breaks), will run over Zoom and will include captioning; if you have any other requirements, please let us know via the application. Successful applicants will be expected to attend all workshops.

To fill out the application form, please follow this link:

Applications close at 23:59 on July 31st.

We have written and performed collaboratively and run collaborative workshops for over five years, including a commissioned full-length spoken word show for Verve Poetry Festival which was taken to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and adapted for the page as a full-length collection with Verve Poetry Press. We have also been finalists at UniSlam, as performers and coaches, for five straight years. For more information about Second City Poets, please have a look around our website.

*While space will be limited for this workshop series, decisions during the application process will not be based on the size of your group. So, larger groups of four or five will not be at a disadvantage, just as smaller groups will not be at an advantage.

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