introducing venus' 2017 summer poetry workshop
The workshop's structure:
June 24: mentee application due
June 30: mentee & mentor pairing confirmed
July 31: email results sent out
July 3: mentees meet mentors, receive the first assignment & readings, etc.
July 9: first assignment due
July 10: feedback/discussions/peer-editing, second assignment received
July 16: second assignment due
July 17: feedback/discussions/peer-editing, third assignment received
July 23: third assignment due
July 24: feedback/discussions/peer-editing, fourth assignment received
July 30: fourth assignment due
July 31: feedback/discussions/peer-editing, fifth assignment received
August 5: fifth assignment due
August 6: final feedback/discussions/peer-editing
August 7: final portfolio due & farewells
Venus' summer poetry workshop is a free, online mentorship commencing this summer of 2017. Through five weeks from July 3rd to August 7th, poets are paired with experienced and supportive program mentors willing to guide them through the many realms of poetry processes, including the explorations of editing, inspirational, form, and more. This mentorship program is a flexible and informal setting where groups of young poets bond and discover alongside each other, benefitting from the experience they gain through their mentors. Mentorship students will receive weekly instruction and assignments, grow from feedback, participate in readings, and discuss work alongside peers. Mentees and mentors work collaborate through five weeks, in small groups of 1-3 using email, Skype, Facebook, etc. for smooth communication.
The tasks of a mentee include:
Make sure to view our wonderful mentors below!
Ultimately, we look for motivated, determined, and supportive poets eager to grow, learn, and bond, while incorporating poetry into a part of their lives. The application for our 2017 summer poetry workshop is now open and will close on June 24th. Submissions are accepted on a rolling-basis. Make sure to apply before we reach our capped-amount of students, the faster the better.
We look forward to receiving your application!
meet the mentors!
Introducing Christina Im, Aidan Forster, Kathryn Hargett, Daniel Blokh, and many more to come! Throughout the five-week mentorship, these lovely poets will guide mentees with their support, provide an eye-opening experience, and create a lasting bond.