The Frost Place ❧ 2012 Poetry Programs

Anyone who reads my blog knows that I read and especially enjoy Robert Frost’s poetry. This information was just forwarded to me by the Frost Place.

Conference on Poetry and Teaching

June 24 – 28
$675, plus $100 for food
Scholarships and discounts available

Application deadline May 30
Financial assistance deadline April 15

eld each year in June, the Conference is a unique opportunity for teachers to work closely with their peers and with a team of illustrious poets who have particular expertise and enthusiasm for sharing poetry with young people.

Over the course of four and one-half days, faculty poets will present specific techniques for teaching poetry including sample exercises and prompts which teachers will be invited to try out and then discuss. Each day will offer sessions devoted to the participants sharing their own teaching ideas—a popular element in prior conferences. Certificate of completion includes thirty-three Continuing Education credits. Graduate level credits are available through Plymouth State University in New Hampshire.

Festival and Conference on Poetry

July 15 – 21
$1,395
includes private room and all meals; other options available – see application form for details
Scholarships and discounts available

Application deadline June 15
Financial assistance deadline April 15

pend a week at “intensive poetry camp” with writers who are deeply committed to learning more about the craft of writing poetry. For thirty-plus years, the Festival and Conference on Poetry has been a daily immersion in listening, reflection, and conversation about the writing and reading of poetry. Each day, there is a faculty-led discussion class or talk on an aspect of craft; a three-hour workshop for all; a period of silence for reading poetry and time to generate and revise poems. Each night, we gather at the Henry Holt Barn (Frost’s actual barn) at The Frost Place for readings by faculty and guests. If you would like to spend a portion of July writing, revising, reading, learning, and having a wonderful time with other writers, please join us! Learn from a distinguished and accomplished faculty. Learn from a distinguished and accomplished faculty in community with other poets. Share your work in a special reading at the Henry Holt Barn at The Frost Place. Immerse yourself in poetry.

Advanced Seminar

August 8 – 13
$1,000 tuition includes 4 lunches and 6 dinners
Scholarships and discounts available

Application deadline July 15
Financial assistance deadline April 15

pend five days in August with a select community of poets exploring your artistic work in the context of a rich variety of poetry ancestors and contemporaries. Learn from a distinguished and accomplished faculty how poets choose, imitate, enter into dialogue with, and sometimes argue with the work of our poetic ancestors and contemporaries. Seminar participants will read their work on the final night of the Seminar in a special reading at The Henry Holt Barn at The Frost Place. This is a unique opportunity for dedicated poets to delve intensely into the poetic process. Seminar participants will have their poems in progress given generous and focused attention.

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