NOTICE: This is the last year of the Letters From The Sea Tower, and the Past Letters Archive will be closing in December 2022 to make space for a new phase of creative work. Inventory for the past letters is limited and several of them have already sold out, so order soon if you have your heart set on specific ones!

POETRY WORKSHOPS

In 2021 I hosted four poetry workshop courses on Zoom and got to know a bunch of funny, kind, creative people. There were new writers and long-time poets. There were high school students, college students, young parents, and retired adults. We had SO MUCH FUN together, and I'm so happy to be able to tell you that those splendid workshops will be coming back⁠—but with a few modifications to make them more affordable and accessible for already-busy people craving a creative outlet they can fit into their schedules without feeling too harried. 

Beginning in January 2023, I'll be hosting 4-week online poetry workshops where writers of varying skill and experience levels can learn from one another by meaningfully engaging with the craft of poetry. The goal of these sessions will be to foster community and support writers at all stages of their development as communicators and story-tellers. It is my hope that friendships will sprout, lightbulb moments will happen, and good writing will get the careful attention it deserves—that attention that has the power to challenge and change us.

Cost and Time Slot

Although these numbers aren’t finalized and are still subject to change, I want to share with you that I’m pretty sure the first weekly workshop time slot will be from 7-9pm Eastern Time (New York Time) on Thursday nights. Feedback I’ve received from you all has indicated that this is one of the time slots most accessible to those interested in signing up. 

As of right now, I’m expecting the cost for each 4-week workshop to be around $130. This will cover the four two-hour group video sessions I’ll be hosting via Zoom and all the email communication we do throughout the month. Also, my website offers a payment plan that will allow you to pay for the workshop in four installments, in case this helps you out at all. If you think you might want to sign up, I hope having this info will make it possible for you to plan ahead a little.

Because I know cost will still present an issue for some folks, I’m working on being able to offer a few scholarship spots throughout the year. I’m still trying to iron out some details related to cost, but these scholarship spots are a big priority for me and I hope to share more about them soon.

If you think you might be interested in signing up, reach out to me directly via the contact form and I can add you to my interest list. There's absolutely no pressure to sign up just because you're on the list, but it will mean that you get to be among the first to be notified when registration goes live! Depending on how much interest there is, I’m open to keeping the workshops going for quite some time, so if you’re excited about them, please do feel free to pass this page on to friends you think might enjoy participating, and encourage them to reach out to me as well. 

If you're curious about my background in poetry, you can learn more here.

Former Participants Say:

"Bryana does a wonderful job developing the skills necessary to create beautiful writing. The first time I shared my work with other writers was at one of her workshops. This experience took me from being terrified of anyone reading my work to confident enough to submit my writing to publications! I am so thankful for Bryana's investment and her desire to see her pupils flourish. I look forward to new workshops starting again so I can continue to be a part of the encouraging community she fosters. I am forever changed by this experience." 

                     —Elizabeth Tomaszewski
                              [2021 workshop participant]

 

"I can't recommend [Bryana's poetry workshops] highly enough. Her knowledge of poetry and her generosity and gentle critique have urged me forward in the craft. Also the fellowship with other growing poets. Do consider this experience!"

                       —Rebecca D. Martin 
                               [two-time workshop enrollee]