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Four Week Workshop
The Art and Craft of Poetry With Ella Peary

Ella Peary is leading a workshop focused on the art and practice of writing and publishing poetry. Delve into your poetry practice, get extensive feedback on your writing, and personal help getting your writing published.

  • Four weeks of in-depth training covering the art and practice of writing and publishing poetry.

  • Detailed feedback on your writing from Ella Peary, so you can maximize your chances of publishing success.

  • Publisher recommendations from Ella Peary, so you can be confident in your submissions.

  • Access to live office hours with all Authors Publish instructors, available exclusively to students of Authors Publish, even after the course is finished.

  • Full access to our private community of writers, so you can network with your fellow students.

Write and Publish Poetry With Ella Peary

Few people know the literary publishing market the way Ella Peary does. As a long-time literary journal reviewer and editor at Authors Publish, her breadth of knowledge about publishing in literary journals is likely unmatched.

She is also a thoughtful and encouraging instructor. As one of her students said “I appreciated (and admired!) Ella's ability to come at each individual piece with such excellent and sensitive feedback.”

Ella’s deep knowledge of publishing venues, and her insightful and sensitive critiques make this poetry workshop a very special opportunity.

The course is scheduled for March 1st to March 26th. It will be held on our digital learning platform, with daily lessons you can complete on your own time.

The course includes:

  • Four weeks of lessons, feedback, and discussion on the art and practice of writing poetry.
  • Three rounds of feedback on your writing from Ella Peary.
  • Personal recommendations for publishers who may be interested in your work.


During this course you will explore the art and craft of poetry. You will also complete this course with a portfolio of six poems ready for publication, and a list of literary journals where you can submit those pieces for publication.

Most importantly, you will have a space for building and rebuilding, inventing and troubleshooting, writing and rewriting your poetry, and the personal support of Ella Peary to guide you through the process of writing, revising, and publishing your work.

Because of the intense level of personal feedback offered by Ella, this course is strictly limited to 23 students.

Reviews of Workshops with Ella Peary

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THANK YOU

Judy Wagnon

Thank you Ella. Thank you Ella. Your workshop has been exceedingly helpful, for my pursuit to be published. Very few writers/consultants actually put their hands, red ink and input, directly on the student writers work. You have done this wi...

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Thank you Ella. Thank you Ella. Your workshop has been exceedingly helpful, for my pursuit to be published. Very few writers/consultants actually put their hands, red ink and input, directly on the student writers work. You have done this with experience and insight, actually enhancing my prose. I now feel I will publish in the near future. You have given me encouragement and confidence to submit, submit, submit. Thank You Ella.

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I got published

William Rettig

Before I took this course, I was not even sure I was writing poetry. I knew my poetry was more narrative and less language-based, but that didn't mean that i did not use sharp images and oddly descriptive phrases like other poets did. It was jus...

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Before I took this course, I was not even sure I was writing poetry. I knew my poetry was more narrative and less language-based, but that didn't mean that i did not use sharp images and oddly descriptive phrases like other poets did. It was just that I thought my poems often told a story that seemed understandable and were not encoded in images that needed to be interpreted in order to make sense of the product. But I received positive feedback on my writing and encouragement to continue writing and signals on how to improve my writing. So to make a long story short, two weeks after I had finished the course, I had had two poems accepted by literary magazines. One was going to go online very soon and the other was coming out in a February 2021 issue. I feel my time, energy, and money were used to great advantage in this course, and I would take it again in a heartbeat.

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Eye opening

Rebecca Moore

I have taken the last two FF workshops with Ella. As a long-time, older writer, I have learned an entirely new genre of writing, found great satisfaction and joy in it, and learned a tremendous amount about my writing and editing that has informed...

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I have taken the last two FF workshops with Ella. As a long-time, older writer, I have learned an entirely new genre of writing, found great satisfaction and joy in it, and learned a tremendous amount about my writing and editing that has informed all of my writing; creative short stories, poetry, even my business letters...crazy but true... I would recommend Ella’s WS to anyone looking to improve their writing. The learning something new is lagniappe.

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Chock full of excellent instruction and sensitive feedback

Christina Holbrook

I really loved how this course was put together: from history of flashes, to basic instruction and then diving in deeper with editing techniques. Getting the practical help of how and where to submit also really makes this course super-valuable. F...

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I really loved how this course was put together: from history of flashes, to basic instruction and then diving in deeper with editing techniques. Getting the practical help of how and where to submit also really makes this course super-valuable. Finally, having the sense that the instructor, Ella Peary, was personally interested in my progress has meant so much to me. I appreciated (and admired!) Ella's ability to come at each individual piece with such excellent and sensitive feedback. The writing prompts in the workshop (as well as Ella's additional list of prompts) are another great resource for future writing projects. I didn't use the student message board as much as I could have -- but I noticed that many students did and really enjoyed the feedback and camaraderie. I absolutely recommend this course, in fact -- I might take it again at some point!! - Christina

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Flash Fiction

lynnecurry10 Curry

Ella offered us a lot; I'm very glad I took this course. I like Ella's teaching style and the supportive, insightful way in which she offers critiques.

Ella offered us a lot; I'm very glad I took this course. I like Ella's teaching style and the supportive, insightful way in which she offers critiques.

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Excellent workshopping opportunities with a very responsive instructor

Tara Guy

I learned a lot in this fun course! Flash fiction is a very distinctive form, and harder than it looks, given its short form. Ella distills this fiction sub-category down to its essential elements, and gives great examples of how to find and writ...

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I learned a lot in this fun course! Flash fiction is a very distinctive form, and harder than it looks, given its short form. Ella distills this fiction sub-category down to its essential elements, and gives great examples of how to find and write your flashpoint. A kind, generous and supportive instructor, she offers a specific, hands-on, valuable critique on each piece her students submit. When you are finished, you'll have five flash fiction pieces polished and ready to submit. Go for it, you won't be sorry!

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A Workshop with Benefits

Deborah Richardson

I came away with a process to continue writing flashes and a portfolio of flashes ready for submission. I am so glad I took this course.

I came away with a process to continue writing flashes and a portfolio of flashes ready for submission. I am so glad I took this course.

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Flash Fixes

Suzanne Cottrell

The information, assignments, resources, feedback, journal recommendations, and exchange among the instructor and workshop participants was invaluable. I have grown so much as a writer thanks to Ella Peary and "How to Write Flash Fiction." I hig...

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The information, assignments, resources, feedback, journal recommendations, and exchange among the instructor and workshop participants was invaluable. I have grown so much as a writer thanks to Ella Peary and "How to Write Flash Fiction." I highly recommend this workshop!

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You win some. You learn some

Rebecca Moore

I have thoroughly enjoyed every workshop I have taken with Authors Publish. Ella is one of the most informative instructors I have had the privilege of studying under. Her patience and kindness in her instruction and critiques are added teaching...

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I have thoroughly enjoyed every workshop I have taken with Authors Publish. Ella is one of the most informative instructors I have had the privilege of studying under. Her patience and kindness in her instruction and critiques are added teaching skills not everyone has in their toolbelts. I have always finished her workshops with insights that benefit and inform all of my writing.

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Build a Portfolio of Polished Poetry – And Get It Published

During this course, you will get personal feedback on a portfolio of your writing, and help getting it published. Ella will use her extensive knowledge of the publishing market to help you find the right publishers for your work.

As a long-time literary journal reviewer and editor at Authors Publish, her breadth of knowledge about publishing in literary journals is very extensive, giving her a unique insight into the many publishing opportunities available.

  • Daily exercises to hone your craft.

  • Personal feedback on a portfolio of your writing.

  • Personalized help submitting your writing to publishers.

Personal Feedback On Your Writing

In addition to the four weeks of training, Ella Peary is generously offering personal feedback on your writing.

During this course, Ella Peary will give you personal feedback on your writing, so that you will complete this course with a polished portfolio that is ready for publication. (Note that work she has edited has gone on to win major awards.)

The feedback includes two rounds of feedback, each round focused on three poems, and one final round of feedback on six revised poems.

Ella Peary will also personally recommend publishers she believes are a good fit for your writing. Her extensive experience as the literary journal editor at Authors Publish gives unparalleled knowledge about the many publishing opportunities available for poetry.

The Course Is Limited to 23 Students

Because of the intense level of personal feedback offered by Ella Peary, we are strictly limiting this course to twenty-three students. Once we reach that number, we will immediately close enrollment.

Workshop Schedule

The course starts on Monday, March 1st, and ends on March 26th. The course comes with daily lessons you can study on your own time, and daily interaction with Ella Peary. Everything is provided online, through the digital learning platform hosted by Thinkific.

  • Daily lessons, available to study any time on our digital learning platform, hosted online.

  • Personal feedback on every lesson via email, our discussion platform, or our private Facebook Group.

  • When you are ready, Ella will provide personal feedback on your writing.

About Ella Peary

Ella Peary is the pen name of an internationally published author and editor. She was just six years old when she started writing flashes, and she hasn't stopped since. 

After earning a Master of Fine Arts degree in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence College, she lived abroad in a monastery for five years where she served as an editor for Darshan Press and Inword Publishers.

She's edited writing published in The Huffington Post, and a number of full-length manuscripts she's edited have received major international awards, including The Best Graphic Novel of the Year (Comics Finlandia), The Montaigne Medal, and The National India Excellence Awards. 

She's a columnist at Ruminate, and her writing is frequently translated for publication in Ananda, one of Europe's best-selling yoga magazines. 

She is a long-time literary journal reviewer and editor at Authors Publish Magazine. She wrote The Author's Publish Quick Start Guide to Flash Fiction. 

Please note that Ella Peary is not currently accepting private consulting clients outside of this course. That means the only way to work with her directly is to enroll in this course.


Enroll

Early bird tuition is available until Monday, February 22nd.
Enrollment is strictly limited to 23 students.

FAQ

  • What is the course schedule?

    The course starts on Monday, March 1st and ends on March 26th. The course comes with daily lessons you can study on your own time, and detailed feedback on your Ella Peary Harstone. Everything is completely online.

    For students who need extra time, you will have a full six months to complete the course and submit your work for feedback from the instructor.

  • How much time will the course require?

    Overall, expect to spend around 30 minutes a day on the course. Some days will require less work, some days will require more.

    Lessons are released weekly, which gives you flexibility. Based on our experience with other courses, some students do the bulk of their work in one or two days each week, while others spend a little bit of time each day on our courses.

  • How many students will be allowed to enroll?

    Because of the personal feedback Ella is providing, the workshop is strictly limited to 23 students. Once we reach that number we will immediately close enrollment.