The Studios at MASS MoCA

Take your work to a new level with a week-long residency and workshop, during The Studios at MASS MoCA. You’ll be inspired by the art and architecture of the country’s largest contemporary arts center, enjoy the culture and natural beauty of the Berkshires, and advance your creative work under the guidance of top instructors.

Tupelo Press Poetry Workshop

With Jeffrey Levine

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Registration: $1,500



MM Clocktower Upside Down Trees Fall ImageA week-long residency and workshop for poets, combining writing time in a studio of your own at MASS MoCA, plus instruction and generative exercises inspired by exhibits and the architecture of the MASS MoCA campus. The week includes multiple opportunities for attentive and detailed review of your work by the faculty, including:

Lawrence Raab – Professor of creative writing and poetry, Williams College
Michael Dumanis – Professor of creative writing and poetry, Bennington College
Carol Ann Davis – Director of Creative Writing, Fairfield University
Cassandra Cleghorn – Poetry Editor of Tupelo Press and member of the English and American Studies faculties, Williams College
Jeffrey Levine – Executive Director and Publisher, Tupelo Press 

All residencies and workshops are limited to the first 8 participants who enroll. In addition to providing extensive one-on-one time with the instructors, the residency will include 24/7 access to your own private, furnished studios (one for each participant) in a renovated mill building at MASS MoCA (the renowned Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art located in North Adams, MA in the heart of the Berkshire mountains), starting Wednesday at 4:00pm and continuing thru the following Tuesday at 11:00am.

Fees also include 6 nights of lodging in a newly renovated building directly across the street from the museum (private bedroom for each participant – with shared kitchen & bath). Contact Tupelo Press for information on obtaining other local lodging, if desired. Fees do not include transportation or meals jel(other than a lovely group dinner served at the Tupelo Press Loft).

Whether you’re working on a full-length manuscript, preparing individual poems for submission to journals, or generating new work, here is your opportunity to enjoy an expanse of writing time, to develop new ideas in one of the country’s most exciting contemporary art museums, to build your visual vocabulary, to better understand what editors and publishers want, and to get your poems to that new place. You will enjoy 24/7 access to your studio, plus nearby housing. You will also have the opportunity to visit the Tupelo Press headquarters in the Eclipse Mill, within walking distance from Mass MoCA. There you will be invited to dine in an intimate setting while attending an evening seminar on valuable insights into the world of literary publishing.

You may, if you wish, register as well for a page-by-page full-length manuscript review (up to 58 pages) with Jeffrey Levine, at the special conference rate of $800.

Questions?  Contact us.