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Individual Artist Development

Individual Artist Development


Looking to work privately with a poetry mentor on your own individualized course of learning? Stegner Fellow Jay Deshpande will meet with you one-on-one for a month of weekly online sessions to discuss your poems, address questions about your work and writing process, offer prompts for writing and suggestions for reading, and recommend avenues for publication. Consider this a customized set of four weekly 45-minute conversations to help you better understand yourself as a writer and push you in new directions.

Over the course of the four weeks, you’ll submit 1–3 poems per week to Jay as a starting point for discussion and feedback. The conversation will inevitably go beyond individual poems to consider your habits, tendencies and capacities. As part of your registration, be prepared to submit a small portfolio of poems in advance (9-12 pages) as an introduction to your voice. Once your registration is complete, you’ll work with Jay directly to schedule a four-week window that works best from June 16 to August 16, 2019.

Individual Artist Mentoring Details

  • Professor: Jay Deshpande
  • Dates: June 16–August 16, 2019
  • Time: 4 weeks (45 min per week)
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $295
  • Writing sample: 9–12 pgs of poems
  • Registration deadline: SUN, JUNE 9, 2019
  • Earlybird discount: $15 off by JUNE 2