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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 cpwtulsa@okstate.edu.

Winter 2022 Workshop Series

Our Winter Workshops are available in our online marketplace! These workshops are non-credit and open to the public. Participants must be 18 or older to register.

Jan. 10 Understory in Personal Essay

Taught by Jennifer Hope Choi, this 1-night workshop invites participants to read short-form works and discuss the choices made in the most compelling personal essays.

REGISTER HERE

Jan. 24 Flash Prose

Taught by Casey McCants, this 4-week workshop will explore language and ways to push it to its greatest potential—practicing how to say more with fewer words. Participants will read and review flash fiction and respond to writing prompts to create their own original flash prose pieces.

REGISTER HERE

Feb. 15 Intro to Comics & Graphic Novels

Taught by Carl Antonowicz. In this 4-week workshop, participants will learn the language of Sequential Art and tips and tricks for relating narratives in comic format. By the end of the workshop, participants will have started a 6-8 page story and designed its characters.

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Feb. 19 Film Setiquette

Taught by OSU Filmmaker in Residence Zach Litwack, this intensive 2-day program gives participants the chance to get on-set experience during a professional film shoot. Participants will shadow and assist professionals in various departments, including Cinematographers, Sound Mixers, Production Designers, and Assistant Directors.

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Feb. 21 Joys of Genre

Taught by Christopher Murphy, this 4-week workshop explores various genres—fantasy, western, horror, crime, romance—and how to use/defy common tropes among those genres. Participants will complete writing exercises in those genres and finish the workshop with a full short story in their preferred genre.

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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 cpwtulsa@okstate.edu. 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 cpwtulsa@okstate.edu for assistance.

Cancellation Policy

To cancel your registration and receive a partial refund, you must call  918-594-8215 or email cpwtulsa@okstate.edu 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.