ONSITE: The Poet’s Toolbox: Teen Poetry Workshop (Ages 15-18)

Students will learn the foundations of poetry, including image, sound, form, and figurative language, and read work by contemporary poets to see how they utilize those literary devices. We will also write our own poetry to be workshopped in class. At the end of class, we will create a small zine of our work to take home!

Special Notes

  • Students will be responsible for finishing poems started in class at home at their own pace. Students are required to bring something they can write with, and can write on to class.

    No class on 7/4.

    Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.

    This is an ONSITE course. Students are expected to adhere to our COVID-19 policies. For more info please visit

    This class counts as a Special topics course in our Art League Certificate Program.

About the Instructor

Emily Okamoto-Green

Emily Okamoto-Green is a half-Japanese essayist, poet, and animal lover. Originally from Shizuoka-ken, Japan's green tea capital, her family relocated to Richmond, VA in 1998. A 2018 Graduate of George Mason University’s Honors and English Honors College, she graduated from GMU again in 2021 with her MFA in Poetry. Her accolades include the Virginia Downs Poetry Award, the Joseph Lohman III Poetry Prize, The Alan Cheuse International Writers Center 2020 fellowship, YesPoetry Magazine’s Poet of the Month, and inaugural winner of the Berkey Essay Contest. Her life highlights include Arthur Sze once saying her poem had a sense of wonder, bowing on stage at Carnegie Hall as a teenaged poet, and any time a cat or dog has come up to her without her first initiating the interaction. Emily tries to spend as much time as possible with her feet in the Atlantic or dreaming of them in the Pacific once more. She currently serves as the Writer in Residence for the Visual Arts Center of Richmond.

Instagram: @emi.dori

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ONSITE: The Poet’s Toolbox: Teen Poetry Workshop (Ages 15-18)

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June 13 - July 254 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Day: Tue
Tuition: $145.00
Member Tuition: $130.50
Additional fees apply