Bridge Eight Poetry Workshop

Saturday, June 22, 2019 // 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Event Description


In this six-week workshop, you will engage with poems, other writers, and yourself in many different ways, always with the intention of moving closer to meeting your personal writing goals. Expect to read and investigate work by established poets, sharpen your craft skills, participate in meaningful discussions, and consider not just how poems operate, but why they matter to each of us.

Each week, we will workshop select poems by at least two participants and generate new work. We’ll adjust the readings and instruction based on participants’ goals and interests, established during the first session.

We’ll celebrate the end of the program with a public reading featuring all participants.


Saturday, June 22                     11:00-1:30

Saturday, June 29                     11:00-1:30

Saturday, July 6                        11:00-1:30

Thursday, July 11                      6:00 – 8:30                       

Saturday, July 13                      11:00-1:30

Saturday, July 20                      11:00-1:30

What We’ll Cover
Each participant will:
• look closely at the fundamental techniques that shape the poems we read and write
• develop and refine craft (the line, stanza, sound, image, and metaphor, to name a few)
• explore numerous strategies in drafting and revising poems
• generate new work
• cultivate relationships with other writers for guidance and feedback
• have your poems workshopped by the group at least once
• receive personal, practical instruction adapted to individual goals
• have the opportunity to present their work in a public reading

Each six-week workshop will cost $200 to enroll and will be capped at 10 students to preserve the individual focus each participant deserves.

Applications will be open until May 31st.

To apply, visit

These workshops are a commitment for both the teacher and the students. You are encouraged to check your calendars and assess your level of interest, and your commitment to completing the program before signing up. For those of you who have a conflict with one of the session dates, make-up sessions can be arranged.

About the Instructor
Jennifer Bundy is a poet and author of the audio chapbook Girls (EAT Poems). She is Senior Poetry Editor of Bridge Eight Press and teaches at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, where she co-directs the Douglas Anderson Writers' Festival. She previously taught at IES José María Infantes, a school for the arts in Utrera, Spain. Jennifer holds an MFA in Poetry from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.