The Gauntlet is an intense one-year workshop for poets. Led by poet Christopher McCurry, up to 12 participants will work collaboratively during the 2020 calendar year to draft 100 new poems. Each month, the group will read and discuss a poetry book. Everyone who completes The Gauntlet will receive a Gauntlet challenge coin and be invited to share their work at a reading.
The Gauntlet is open to writers (16 years old and up) of all experience levels. The Gauntlet year runs from January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.
2020 workshop dates are Saturdays, Jan. 18, Feb. 15, March 14, April 25, May 16, June 6, July 11, Aug. 29, Sep. 26, Oct. 24, Nov. 21, Dec. 5; 10:30-2:00 pm. Workshops take place at the Carnegie Center.
Gauntlet participants receive:
INSTRUCTOR: The Gauntlet is led by poet Christopher McCurry.
IMPORTANT DATES: Applications are due on December 16. All applicants will be notified by January 3. A nonrefundable deposit of $350 will be due on January 15. $575 will be due on January 30. The remaining $575 will be due on June 30.
2020 WORKSHOP DATES: Saturdays, Jan. 18, Feb. 15, March 14, April 25, May 16, June 6, July 11, Aug. 29, Sep. 26, Oct. 24, Nov. 21, Dec. 5; 10:30-2:00 pm. Workshops take place at the Carnegie Center.
SCHOLARSHIPS: In honor of Katerina Stoykova, we offer one poet a free spot in The Gauntlet each year. The scholarship goes to a writer who would have otherwise been excluded for financial reasons. It’s in the spirit of Katerina’s supportive and giving nature. Scholarship applicants are asked to submit a statement of need with their program application.
APPLICATION: Click here for the 2020 Gauntlet application (Word document; will start download).
FAQ: Please review the FAQ before applying for The Gauntlet.
QUESTIONS? Contact Sarah Chapman, Carnegie Center Program Director, at email@example.com