Workshops for College-Level Creative Writers


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Every other year, we bring top-tier writers to JMU to present workshops for undergraduate and graduate students, who travel from all over the United States to attend. 

This spring, we deliver our fourth Collegiate Summit on the JMU campus: “Poetry Without Boundaries,” featuring Pulitzer Prize-winner Tyehimba Jess, New Orleans poet Brenda Marie Osbey, and Anastacia Tolbert, who is Distinguished Visiting Writer at Seattle University.

From March 22-24, undergraduate and graduate students from around the country will gather to explore how poetry reaches across geographical borders and beyond conventional literary and ideological boundaries as three outstanding poets explore this topic in workshops and readings that take place over three days.

Registration for visiting students: $50 (includes lunch each day and dinner Friday)

Registration for JMU Students: free without meals, $25 with meals

Read more about our past summits:

2016, Mirrors & Windows: Poetry as a Means of Reflection and Engagement

2012, Poetry as Compass

2010, Collegiate Poetry Summit

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