POETRY WORKSHOPS & BULLETIN BOARDS
Your local arts centre or writing circle will probably know the workshops operating in your area.
Below are sites providing on- and off-line workshops, a reasonable selection of what can be found through the search engines.
1. Poetry Society of America. Poetry conferences, colonies and festivals: also publishers, MFA programs and journals.
2. Poetry Kit. Good round-up of the UK scene.
3. Preditors & Editors: Workshops. Very extensive listing of literary workshops.
4. Virtual Poetry Workshop. 10 writers participate per session.
5. Albany Poetry Workshop. Free workshop with a live forum.
6. Writers Bureau. Poetry writing courses: details posted to you.
7. Worldwide Learn. Online writing courses and tutorials.
8. Writers Online. Part of the Writers Digest network: advanced poetry writers' workshop is $179.
9. Writers Village. Extensive range of poetry courses. Membership is $5.99/month or $59/year.
10. Shaw Guides. Guide to over 1300 forthcoming conferences and workshops worldwide.
11. Poetry Boot Camp. Six-day workshops for up to ten poets at a time.
13. Virtual Poetry Workshop. Online poetry workshop for student writers.
14. Zeugma. Workshop for serious poets to submit and critique work.
15. Scholastic. Poetry workshops aimed at younger writers.
16. Teaching the Art of Poetry. Workshops aimed at middle school to university students.
18. Formal Poetry Workshop. Course for experienced poets writing in traditional forms. Fees on application.
19. Sundance Creativity Short listing of workshops (free and fee-based) and bulletin boards.
20. Writers Studio. Over ten workshops for beginning and advanced writers.
Poetry Forums and Bulletin Boards
Forums are basically message boards where you submit your poems for comment and advice. Most are moderated, and you are expected to take a full part in constructive critiquing of other submissions.
5. oetry exhibits.
7. abc tales
9. poets online
10. poetry circle.
11. word riot.
16. todays woman
17. moontown cafe
18. aha poetry
19. pif magazine
20. pagan poet
21. rhyme zone forum
Individual Critiquing / Tutorial Services
More individual, often one to one, critiquing services.
1. Poetry Society UK. Critiquing service: £50 for up to 100 lines ( £40 for members).
2. Dan Masterson. Free critique and then $59.95 for critiques of 3 poems from Professor Masterson.
3. Writers.Com. One-to-one tutoring ($53/hour) plus free workshops and newsletter.
4. Vinemarc Literary Services. Marcia Lee Laycock will critique poetry, etc.: $15 for up to 50 lines.
5. North Carolina Writers' Network. MS critiquing and editing service.
6. Jacqui Bennett Writers Bureau. Inexpensive critique and editorial service.
7. Paramount Group. Services for poets and songwriters: based in Nasheville.
9. Comstock Consulting Services. Critiquing service: $25 for up to 5 poems.
Many poetry magazines and ezines run competions, if only to replenish the kitty. Search through the ezine directories.
Online Education Courses
You'll get more out of literature with a solid qualification behind you, plus the chance to support yourself (just about) by teaching. Online courses are cheaper than residential, and are becoming more accepted. A short list of directories.
1. The Education Index: updated directory of undergraduate and graduate programs in the United States.
2. AcademicInfo. Select your course by degree and US State.
3. ACS Distance Education. Australian courses.
4. AskEdu. English courses in Canadian cities.
5. AskEdu. English courses in India.
6. Distance Learner. Short list of free and affordable courses in languages.
7. Education Portal. Good listing of US courses, what they consist of, and expected salaries.
8. HotCourses. Database lookup of UK courses.
9. India Education. Indian correspondence certificate courses.
10. Online Colleges. Database of all accredited US online colleges.
11. Universities.Com. Free information on 4,299 online courses.
12. Open Directory's Listing. Very extensive listings.
13. Worldwide Learn. A short list of evening, weekend and online courses at US colleges.
14. Unigo. College reviews by students.
15. Affordable Colleges Online. Free service to find best courses with proper accreditation.
16. Accredited Schools Online. Wide selection through drop-down menu choices.