Classes + Workshops

Toi Derricotte, Writing the Difficult Poem: A Writing Workshop

November 9, 2019

1:00pm – 3:00pm
KST’s Alloy Studios
5530 Penn Ave

“Derricotte’s poems push readers and practitioners into the hard work of seeing with rigor, intelligence, and grace.” —PEN/Voelcker Award Citation

Award-winning Pittsburgh poet Toi Derricotte offers the first of a three-part series of workshops that invite writers of all levels to find their way into, and through, the difficult poem. Celebrated for writings that “push readers and practitioners into the hard work of seeing…,” Derricotte shares strategies for those ready to confront their most challenging work. Come ready for an illuminating and active process, guided by the influential writer, teacher, and cofounder of Cave Canem Foundation, which has been fostering talented writers since 1996.

The second part of this workshop will take place on Saturday, December 7, 2019.

Photo by Linda Koolish 


  • Saturday, November 9 | 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Registration for the November 9th workshop is currently SOLD OUT!

  • Saturday, December 7 | 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Pay What Makes You Happy! Registration for this workshop is available at any price. Simply choose the level that makes you happy—or name your own!