WHAT WE OFFER
We offer fully online, accessible workshops and a community forum to students of all ages and backgrounds. With an emphasis on daily growth and process, The Speakeasy Project aims to bring artistic spaces directly to the student at home. We strive to connect writers from around the world and foster a community within which writers can grow, learn and create.
We offer one month intensive poetry workshops every January and June.
In Growth, you will have the opportunity to edit and develop your writing with your mentor and peers through an online lecture and workshop each week.
CRAFT LECTURES & WORKSHOPS
A series of 1 session lectures and workshops of differing lengths (1.5/2/3 hrs) and content (i.e. The Prose Poem, Grants, Interrogating Records!) designed for varied writerly interests.
They do not require an application as they are available for signing up directly.
A Community Forum: a free online space that writers can join to receive/share a monthly selection of upcoming literary events, submission deadlines, and more.
The Write Side by Side: Prompt Bundle: Includes 30 weeks worth of daily prompts that centers the voices and experiences of BIPOC writers.
SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID
We offer substantial scholarships to students based on need for our workshops. Over 60-70% of our students receive partial to full scholarships for our workshops.
If you like what we are doing, please consider supporting our work. All donations are used to provide financial aid to another writer :)
Every January and June The Speakeasy Project hosts four-week long workshops for students of all ages and backgrounds. These “Growth” workshops are available in poetry. They are hosted completely online.
This workshop centers itself around small-group mentorship; it is called “Growth” to emphasize this workshop’s focus on developing and editing existing work. Each group consists of one mentor and six students, while each month-long session consists of about three mentors.
The syllabi for the workshop are crafted in a way that forces students to read and write every day. We believe strongly in the power of daily ritual towards the production of art. Click for a sample from one of our poetry syllabi.
DURING THE WORKSHOP
Groups or "pods" will meet twice a week for a one-hour lecture period and a two-hour workshop period (8 sessions in total).
The lecture will consist of a small, prepared talk centered around the topic of the week and followed by discussion and Q&A. Previous weekly topics have been selfhood (identity, artistry, personhood, representation, the body, the mind), technique (form, space, breath, rhythm, movement), and/or other various themes.
The workshop will consist of a small-group, open editing period for each student. Students are expected to not only engage with their mentors, but with their peers as well. This includes reading and writing comments for their peers' work before each workshop period. Workshop structures vary from mentor to mentor; however, we recommend that students submit up to two poems each week for workshop.
PRICES / PACKAGE DEALS
Growth Workshop: $330 (one-time payment, financial aid offered)
Tier Pass (2 Growth Workshops): $620, ($20 off each course, save $40)
**Financial aid is NOT available for tiered passes.
We open our applications for all workshops on October every year and stop receiving applications for
- Growth A (January Session) on November 15, 2022 November 27, 2022
- Growth B (June Session) on April 15, 2023 April 30, 2023
- Growth A: Luther Hughes, Cynthia Oka, and Julian Randall
- Growth B: Ariana Brown, Rosebud Ben-Oni, and Angel Nafis
CRAFT LECTURES & WORKSHOPS
*Limited financial aid is available for most of these craft lectures & workshops. Please apply here at least two weeks before the course of your choice is set to be held.