PWL053 Poetry Masterclass

  • 05 Jul 2020
  • 6:00 PM
  • 12 Jul 2020
  • 7:00 PM
  • Remote online
  • 8


  • Available until June 30

Registration is closed

Poetry Masterclass - Geoffrey Nutter

A poet needs both something to write about and skill in writing. We will focus on these two themes so important in strong poetry - mastering elements of craft and finding inspiration.

Additional literary agent consultations will be available for 75 Euros during the week, booking details can be found here (PWL059 Agent Consultation).

Early-bird prices for the Paris Writers Workshop Extended Until End of June!

PWW 2020 IS GOING ONLINE - registrants benefit from a 15% reduction in price

Times to Be Announced (Scheduling Will Accommodate Different Time Zones).

Special Instructions: Please send a 12 point font, double-spaced, selection of your own work for peer and instructor feedback between 01 June and 30 June 2020, with a paragraph about your reasons for taking the course and what you expect from it, to:, with a copy to Dimitri Keramitas (Director of the Paris Writers Workshop and WICE Creative Writing Program) at The material will be forwarded to the instructor.

About the Author: Geoffrey Nutter is originally from California but has lived in New York for many years. He has published five books: A Summer Evening (winner of the Colorado Prize, 2001); Water’s Leaves & Other Poems (winner of the Verse Prize, 2005); Christopher Sunset (winner of the 2011 Sheila Motton Book Award); The Rose of January (Wave Books, 2013); and Cities at Dawn. Geoffrey studied poetry at the University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop, where he was awarded the Academy of American Poets Prize, and has taught poetry classes at Princeton University, The New School, New York University, Columbia University School of the Arts, the 92nd Street Y in NYC, and the University of Iowa. Geoffrey has collaborated with many artists, including the composer Brandon Scott Rumsey and the artist David Scher. He recently traveled in China, visiting universities and schools and giving lectures, workshops, and readings as a participant in the Sun Yat-sen University Writers’ Residency. Geoffrey’s poems have been translated into Spanish, French, and Mandarin. Soir d’été, a bilingual edition of his poems translated into French by poets Molly Lou Freeman and Julien Marcland, was recently published in France, and his book Water’s Leaves & Other Poems is being translated into German. A new book, Giant Moth Perishes, is forthcoming from Wave Books. Geoffrey runs the Wallson Glass Poetry Seminars in New York City.

Good to know: 

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