Exploring Experimental Writing Forms in Prose & Poetry

Class Information


First class starts on Thursday, October 13


7 PM – 9 PM


Three Sessions

Thursdays, 10/13, 10/20 & 10/27


Zoom (Live)


$36 per session


$42 per session




Class Description

This lively class will explore unusual, interesting forms of writing–ideal for both prose and poetry writers. Each week will focus on one experimental form; the three forms include: Haibun, Braided Essay, and Triptych. Craft lessons will introduce each specific form, and we will read aloud several examples. Prompts will allow students to practice and experiment with that week’s form, and sharing will be encouraged but not required. Additionally, the final class will include opportunities and considerations for publication submission. Classes may be purchased individually or as a group. Ideal for anyone looking for a safe, supportive environment to try on new forms and expand one’s writing!


Please note that you will receive your Zoom link via email 24 hours before the start of this class. If you enroll in this class less than 24 hours before it begins, please either send us a message or email us at programs@sandiegowriters.org to request your link.


Please be advised that it is best to register at least a week before the start of a class to help our instructors prepare and ensure that it does not get canceled or rescheduled. Policies regarding registration, refunds, cancellations, etc. can be found on our policies page. If you would like to provide feedback regarding this class, please feel free to complete an evaluation form.