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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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Fall 2022 Workshop Series

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

Sept. 22 Creative Constraints: A Flash Fiction Workshop

Taught by Eric Howerton, 5-week workshop

Confronting the emptiness of the blank page can be exhilarating; inventing characters and conflicts that didn't previously exist are hallmarks of good fiction. But sometimes even the best writers get stuck, and staring at the blank page can start to feel intimidating if you don't know where to begin, who you’re writing about, what happens, or how the piece will end. This workshop operates under the premise that working within or around a constraint can actually stoke the fires of creativity and help get the ink flowing.


October 1 & 2 Film Setiquette

Taught by Zach Litwack (Lead), Charles Elmore, Ryan Weaver, Dylan Brodie, Stephen Hanan, Beth Bey, Sean Egan, and Josh Morris, 2-day workshop

The Setiquette Workshop is an intensive two-day program where students will have the chance to get on-set experience during a professional film shoot. Students will shadow and assist working professionals in various departments, including Cinematographers, Sound Mixers, Production Designers, and Assistant Directors. Students will walk away from the workshop with an understanding of how a professional film set is run and a grasp of best practices that will allow them to find work on other film sets at an apprentice level.


October 12 Writing for the Screen

Taught by Zach Litwack, 6-week workshop

“Writing for the Screen” is a multi-week workshop that introduces students to the basics of writing a 5—8 page screenplay. Students will learn the building blocks of screenplay formatting, dramatic structure, character development, and the keys to making a thematic impact on an audience. Students will workshop their ideas with the class and receive verbal and written feedback on multiple drafts of their work. Screenwriters from all experience levels are welcome to attend and are encouraged to come to the class with three short screenplay ideas.


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.