New York City
Fall Wed. Evening Poetry Group now accepting students:
5 Sessions: Oct. 17, Oct. 31, Nov. 14, Nov. 21, Dec. 5. 7-9:30 PM.
This intimate group is limited to 8 people. Each session, you receive feedback on your work and a suggested assignment. Please contact Sharon for further details:
Sunday, Dec. 2nd, 3-5 pm
More Light - Writing Your Own Psalm for Hanukkah:
In preparation for Hanukkah, compose your own psalm to explore the depths and bring more light into your life. In this supportive workshop, we read Hebrew psalms in translation as a paradigm for personal prayer, before turning to contemporary devotional poems, as we discuss different approaches to communing with the Divine Presence. Registration required. To register, please click here.
Sharon Dolin teaches private workshops and is available for one-on-one manuscript consultations and tutorials.
Each June, Sharon Dolin leads a small group workshop called Writing About Art in Barcelona.
This intensive workshop provides a small group of writers the opportunity to respond in poetry and prose to the rich cultural heritage of Barcelona.
The 2019 theme is the Jewish Culture and Heritage of Catalunya, with projected tours of the Jewish quarter (call) in Barcelona, Girona, and Besalú, a specially prepared Sephardic meal, Friday evening Shabbat services and potluck dinner, as well as visits to the Picasso Museum, Miró Museum, and Antoni Gaudí's Parc Güell.
Writers have the opportunity explore a very walkable city as well as free time to write.
This intimate workshop/tour is limited to 10 people.
Writing About Art in Barcelona
2019 Tentative Dates: June 12th-20th
Castellers in Barcelona
Most days begin with a 2-hour workshop
(11 a.m.-1 p.m.) followed by a lunch break.
Day 1: Arrival in a.m. Welcome Lunch.
Tour Bomb Shelter from Spanish Civil War
Day 2: Tour of Barcelona's Jewish Quarter
Day 3: Visit Parc Güell in p.m.
Shabbat Services: Potluck Dinner.
Day 4: Visit Miró Museum in p.m.
[Optional: Cable car to beach]
Day 5: Visit Picasso Museum in a.m.
Day 6: Visit by Local Catalan Poet
Visit Antoni Tàpies Museum
Watch Castellers practice in eve
Day 7: Visit Jewish Qtr of Girona & Besalú
Day 8: Visit Gaudí house
Evening Reading by Participants
Day 9: Departure Day
New for 2019: Participants will stay at a beautiful boutique hotel in Gràcia, a peaceful neighborhood of plazas, plentiful restaurants, and pedestrian streets with easy access to all sites in Barcelona.
Workshop and Tour Fee TBA includes:
—Daily Morning workshop
—Entrance fees to museums & cultural sites
—Private tour of Barcelona's Jewish quarter
—RT Transportation to Girona & Besalú
—Private tour of Girona's & Besalú's
—Lunch with Guest Poet
—Traditional Sephardic meal at Casa Adret
Applications for 2019 open on January 1st.
For questions contact Sharon Dolin.
T E S T I M O N I A L S
What participants are saying
Writing About Art in Barcelona changed my life! I got to live like a local while bonding with other poets, and I made use of its fantastic location to soak up as much culture, history and art as I could.—2017 participant
Sharon Dolin is a broadminded—and -hearted—workshop leader and guide. I have a new sensitivity and concrete approaches for understanding and generating poetry.—2016 participant
The collision of art, architecture, and poetry gave me the artistic inspiration and emotional space to do some of my best work. I want to do it again!—2015 participant
I LOVED Barcelona & I LOVED the workshop. One of Sharon Dolin's great gifts is her ability to attract people who are really serious about writing & who will work harmoniously & creatively towards making good poetry.—2014 participant