Schedule changes for poetry boot camp |

Schedule changes for poetry boot camp

Nevada County poet Molly Fisk is announcing some changes in her popular poetry boot camp, as well as a new online class.

The class will be offered on July 13-18, Aug. 17-22, Oct. 26-31 and Dec. 7-12, rather than the once-a-month schedule she’s kept for years.

“I’d love to have you join us if it works in your schedule and you want to write six new poems,” Fisk writes. For more information, go to The cost is $175.

Boot camp participants have come from Cyprus, Guam, England, even the South Pole, as well as the United States.

Fisk’s new online class runs from Monday, July 7 to Sunday, August 17.

The six-week workshop for woman is conducted via e-mail. For more information, go to

“In this workshop, you’ll learn to listen for your own voice and nurture it, even if you’ve never written before,” according to Fisk. “We’ll look at why Mary Oliver and Anne Lamott, two very different writers, have connected with women so deeply. . . We’ll practice managing internal and external criticism (every writer’s – and every woman’s – bane) and discover who we’re really writing for.”

Fisk was born in San Francisco and earned her B.A. from Radcliffe College/Harvard University, an M.B.A. from Simmons College Graduate School of Management and began writing at the age of 35. She’s the author of Listening to Winter, Terrain (with Dan Bellm and Forrest Hamer), the letterpress chapbook Salt Water Poems and the CD of radio commentary “Using Your Turn Signal Promotes World Peace.”

Fisk has received poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council, and the Marin Arts Council.

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