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Writing Intensive

The Frost Place Writing Intensive is a intimate reading and writing workshop that directly follows the online Conference on Poetry and Teaching. Its goal is to give teachers the opportunity to focus entirely on writing and revising their own writing. Participants will also attend a faculty poetry reading and Q & A session. Certificate of completion includes 11 hours of continuing education credits.

2020 Writing Intensive
July 1–July 2

Applicants must be current or former participants in the Conference on Poetry and Teaching. No discounts will apply. No scholarships are available.

The Writing Intensive begins on the afternoon of July 1, shortly after the Conference on Poetry and Teaching concludes. It will end on the afternoon of July 2.

The 2020 Writing Intensive will be led by Cleopatra Mathis.

Cleopatra Mathis

Cleopatra Mathis is an American poet who has been the Frederick Sessions Beebe Professor in the English department at Dartmouth College since 1982. Cleopatra has published seven books of poems, most recently Book of Dog and White Sea, both from Sarabande Books, and her eighth collection, After the Body: New & Selected Poems, will be released in July. Cleopatra’s many awards and prizes include a Guggenheim Fellowship, two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and two Pushcart Prizes. Her poems have appeared widely in journals, magazines, and anthologies, including The New Yorker, The Threepenny Review, The Georgia Review, Best American Poetry, and The Extraordinary Tide: Poetry by American Women. Cleopatra served as one of our first Dartmouth Poets in Residence