Upcoming Workshops

Are you searching for a writing workshop online? Consider taking one (or more!) with Joan.

Morning in the Burned House: Writing Poems on Grief & Loss, Saturdays, starting June 10th, 2-4 p.m. EST @Iowa City Poetry (Zoom)

A New Woman Warrior: Writing Poems on Power, Grief, and Identity, Sunday, June 11th, 1-3 p.m. EST @Pioneer Valley Writers Workshop (Zoom)

Keep Passing the Open Windows: Writing Poems of Survival & Hope, Saturday, July 8th, 12:30-4:30 p.m. EST @Hudson Valley Writers Center (Zoom)

Late, the Sweet Bird Sang: Writing Poems on Time, Aging & Memory, six Mondays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. EST starting July 10th @Hudson Valley Writers Center (Zoom)

Form as a Tool of Resistance & Empowerment five Thursdays starting July 6–skipping July 13–from 5:30-8:30 p.m. @Brooklyn Poets (Zoom)

Singing in Dark Times: a Poetry Workshop, four Sundays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. EST starting July 23rd @Corporeal (Zoom)

Moving Mountains: Writing Epistolary Poems to Self, Others & the World @Hudson Valley Writers Center (Asynchronous)

Testimonials From Students

I had the pleasure of taking Joan Kwon Glass’s Poetic Magic class in the fall of 2022. To say the experience was one of growth would be a gross understatement. In this generative workshop, I found a whole new way to look at my work while being exposed to new and exciting poems I had not yet discovered. This launched me into a writing frenzy, producing several poems I hope to see published in my newest collection! Not only was there ample time for writing, exploring others work, and workshop feedback, but Joan’s guidance as a patient and wise instructor with a humble and encouraging demeanor helped to elicit the best from each poem and poet. Her support and insight have been instrumental in my growth in the craft of poetry, and I can’t recommend her highly enough.

R.B. Simon
Author of The Good Truth and Not Just the Fire

Joan is an incredibly kind, welcoming, and supportive teacher. Her classes are deeply engaging and well researched, and she introduces her students to a wide variety of poets and new and important work. Her generative prompts are inspiring, and she offers thoughtful and brilliant insight into work created in class.”

Jill Kitchen

Joan Kwon Glass’s three-hour “New Woman Warrior Poetry” workshop was a transformative experience. She’s a warm, welcoming teacher who dives into the heart of poems; and every student seemed to come alive in the discussions.  Joan’s imaginative prompts were fantastic— I’m still using them.  Plus, her individual feedback was smart, unusually detailed and insightful.  I recommend Joan’s workshop to poets at any stage of their writing career.     

Carla Sarrett

“I was so fortunate to be able to take a generative poetry writing course with Joan Kwon Glass. Joan led a wonderful, dynamic discussion each week, provided thoughtful, insightful feedback on poems drafted during the course, and created a syllabus full of inspiring prompts and poems to spark new work. I hope to take another class with her -soon!”

Marceline White

I have had a broad range of experience with all kinds of classes, programs, and collaborations where everyone brings something personally important to the table to make progress on. You provided a space that opened up more and more every session, and I believe this is in part due to the universal respect you gave each and every one of our works. You smoothly identified what each poem was asking for and went beyond to foster new possibilities for us as poets. This lead each of us to grow not only as writers, but as gardeners of each other’s poetry as well. By encouraging us to look beyond what we want out of poems, and instead delve into what the poetry wants itself, your course became a yoga of honoring what’s said and unsaid. Thank you.

Sam Canney