Writing in Hybrid Forms: A Generative Workshop with Leah Umansky (via Zoom)

This is a one-day, four-hour, generative writing workshop taught on Zoom and capped at 15 students.

This course uses poetry as a collage. Prompts will be given based on examples of poems that are hybrid in nature, in the sense that they incorporate different poetic elements within poems. I will use my own poems as models and show how you can start a poem in stanzas then break it off into a lyric poem that uses fragments and repetitions, and then shift into different numbered sections, forever. The hybrid workshop is about exploring and breaking rules. One of the best aspects of being a poet is that you can do anything!

Please make sure to read our course policies page regarding workshop conduct and logistics before registering for any class at HVWC.

Scholarship information will be available for this class on April 15th and applications are due on May 15th.

Registration for this 4hour class is $124 at:

Leah Umansky has been an English teacher for 15 years and has taught workshops to writers of all ages in such places as The Poetry School (UK), and Hudson Valley Writers Center as well as Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Visible Ink Program. She is also the author of two full length collections, The Barbarous Century (2018), Domestic Uncertainties (Blazevox, 2012), and two chapbooks, Straight Away the Emptied World (Kattywompus Press, 2016), and the Mad-Men inspired Don Dreams and I Dream (Kattywompus Press, 2014). Her writing has been widely published in such places as The New York Times, The Academy of American Poets’ Poem-A Day, USA Today, POETRY, Guernica, and American Poetry Review. She has been the host and curator of the NYC based poetry series COUPLET since 2011 and is a graduate of the MFA Program in Poetry at Sarah Lawrence College. She is also a collage-artist who has designed all of her book covers.

Event Location and Ticket Information

Date: Saturday, August 6, 2022
Times: 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Presenter: Hudson Valley Writers Center
Presenter Phone: 9143325953