Lecture + Critique: Poetry for Prose Writers

August 1st, 2021 - August 26th, 2021

with Kip Wilson

Group started

This is the registration for the class PLUS a critique for Kip Wilson's July talk "Poetry for Prose Writers." To register for the class only, go to https://www.inkedvoices.com/lecture-series/.

Participants may submit either their first 3750 words of prose or up to 2000 words of verse for critique. For pages from novels in prose or verse, Kip will read your pages and share her thoughts on specific imagery, sound, and stylistic choices in your writing, as well as providing more general feedback on voice, character, plot, and pacing. For poetry, Kip will focus on imagery, sound, and stylistic choices, as well as offering overall feedback.

Critiques will be at least 350 words in length.

Submissions are due August 1st and Kip will return critiques within three weeks of submission. Peer critiques are optional, but encouraged in this group. The group will be limited to eight writers.


Who this workshop is for: This critique opportunity is for novelists writing prose or verse, or for poets.

Focus: Adult - Book-length works - Literary - Adult - Book-length works - Up…

Group size: 8 writers

Submissions: Participants may submit the first 3750 words first of prose, or up to 2000 words in verse (whether poems or verse novel)


Members: $86; Non-members: $112

About Kip Wilson

Kip Wilson is the author of White Rose (2019, HMH/Versify), a critically-acclaimed YA novel-in-verse about anti-Nazi political activist Sophie Scholl. White Rose was a PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Children’s Book Discovery Award winner, a Massachusetts Book Honor title, an Amelia Elizabeth Walden finalist, and the Malka Penn Award winner for Human Rights in Children’s Literature. Kip holds a Ph.D. in German Literature and was the Poetry Editor at Young Adult Review Network (YARN) for five years before joining Voyage as Associate Editor in 2020. Her next YA novel-in-verse, The Most Dazzling Girl in Berlin, is forthcoming from HMH/Versify in 2022.


August 1st - Writers submit
August 22nd - Critiques due