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Center for Poets and Writers Workshops

Tell your stories. Start writing a novel. Try a new poetry genre. The Center for Poets and Writers at OSU-Tulsa has a noncredit workshop led by an award-winning creative professional to guide you to achieving any of these goals.

Register online using the links below. A limited number of scholarships are also available for participants with financial need. For questions or more information about the workshops, email

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Spring 2023 Workshop Series

These workshops are non-credit and open to the public. Participants must be 18 or older to register.

March 29 The Art of Rewriting

Taught by Michael Wright, 4-week workshop, In-Person or Zoom

Participants will undertake rewriting an existing (unpublished) work of prose—fiction or nonfiction. Emphasis will be on rethinking such elements as formatting, pace, word choice, and—most importantly—desired readership. Attendees may either bring an older work—any medium—or create a new one for rewriting purposes.


April 26 Not Even Past: Writing History with Flair

Taught by Russell Cobb, 3-week workshop, In-Person or Zoom

The most memorable history writing uses many of the same techniques as fiction: character development, narrative pacing, thick description. How can a nonfiction writer stay true to factual documentation while making histories as memorable and as exciting as fiction? In this class, we'll explore local subjects (Oklahoma, broadly and Tulsa, more particularly) that can serve as inspirations for lively history writing. Students will learn basic historical methodologies through fun activities, while also focusing on the craft of writing and editing. At the end of the workshop, students will have produced either: A). A 10-15 page popular history article ready for submission to a literary magazine or B). A half-hour script for a history-themed podcast.


Workshop Registration Policies

  • Workshop registration is available online through the Center for Poets and Writers at OSU-Tulsa website or by mail. No registrations will be accepted over the phone or email.
  • Payments for workshops must be by credit card for online registrations or check/money order for mail-in registrations. No cash will be accepted.
  • If the workshop you would like to register for is full at the time you try to register, please sign up for the waiting list via email at You will be notified by email if a space opens up in the workshop.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age to register for a workshop.
  • You will receive an email receipt when your payment has been received.
  • Registration is open until the workshop is filled or until three days before the first session.
  • The Center for Poets and Writers at OSU-Tulsa reserves the right to limit the number of multi-week workshops for which participants may register per session. The Center also reserves the right to cancel a workshop in the minimum enrollment is not met.
  • Workshops may include short in-class writing exercises and outside reading assignments. Participants are expected to read and write comments about each other’s written pieces. Prior creative writing experience is not needed unless otherwise specified.
  • We are happy to accommodate the needs of participants with disabilities. Please email for assistance.

Cancellation Policy

To cancel your registration and receive a partial refund, you must call  918-594-8215 or email at least 10 business days prior to the beginning of the workshop.

Please note that a cancellation fee of $130 for Multi-Week Workshops and $50 for weekend seminars will be deducted from the amount you are reimbursed. NO refunds will be given after the 10-day deadline for cancellation.

These policies are subject to change at any time without notice.

Feb. 11 Introduction to Motion Picture Sound

Taught by Ryan Weaver, 1-day workshop, In-Person

Introduction to Motion Picture Sound exposes students to the basics of recording dynamic, impactful audio for both narrative and documentary film production. During this one-day intensive workshop, students will learn how to use professional gear including lavalier mics, boom poles, shotgun mics and field recorders. Likewise, students will learn basic theory and techniques that will help ensure they capture clean, usable audio in future film productions.