Poetry Workshop with Gillian Ebersole

Wednesdays - June 7, 14, 21 & 28

Four Week Summer Writing Workshop

Wednesdays June 7, 14, 21, and 28 from 7 to 8:30pm
The Foundry, West Stockbridge

Registration link: https://forms.gle/UvbPvg9fayDYqXv27

Join local poet and writer Gillian Ebersole for a writing workshop this June focusing on poetry, prose, and short fiction! Every Tuesday in June, we’ll meet to read, brainstorm, and write together. Sharing is encouraged, but always optional. Think of this as a writer’s club — a casual hangout with some poems, good conversation, and a pen in hand!

Attending all workshops is encouraged, but drop-ins are always welcome. This workshop is open to all people who like to write, regardless of poetry experience. Please bring an open mind, your favorite writing utensil, and a notebook!

Workshop 1: Imagery

What is a poem? We’ll always begin by reading to gather inspiration. In the first workshop, we will explore the self, creating a bank of imagery to use for future poems.

Workshop 2: Place

In this workshop, we will focus on creating a sense of location, drawing on places that mean something to us and on the environment around us.

Workshop 3: Form

Sonnets, golden shovels, epistles and more! We’ll read a variety of structured poems and observe what resonates. No Shakespeare here – just an attention to rhythm and shape.

Workshop 4: Prose

To finish, we’ll explore the beauty and simplicity of a prose poem (Gillian’s favorite) in this workshop. How do we take the reader on a journey in only a paragraph?

About Gillian:

Gillian Ebersole (they/them) is a dancer and writer who explores the embodied experience of queerness in their poetry and choreography. Gillian graduated Summa Cum Laude from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles with a dual degree in Dance and English. Performed on stages in Los Angeles, Denver, and Paris, as well as across Berkshire County, their choreographic work merges a love for language and for movement. Gillian’s debut chapbook, The Water Between Us, won the Charlotte Mew Prize and was published by Headmistress Press in 2021. Gillian loves yellow bedrooms, sunset dances, and drinking earl grey in coffee shops.

Sliding Scale Pricing:

  • 20/workshop or all 4 for 65
  • 15/workshop or all 4 for 50
  • 10/workshop or all 4 for 35


I accept payment through Venmo (@Gillian-Ebersole) and PayPal (paypal.me/gillianebersole). Please put “poetry workshop” in your payment! To secure your spot, please pay in advance of the workshop(s) you will attend.