Works in Progress: Poetry

January 25 – 27, 2023
The Hill Center at The Old Naval Hospital and Online
$50 General, $45 Folger Members/Subscribers

Registration open for Folger Members on Thursday, November 17 and for Folger Subscribers on Monday, November 21. General registration begins Monday, November 28.

Works in Progress: Poetry

In this workshop, an expert teaching artist will guide you in creating your own poems to bring your story to life. Following the workshop, you will have an opportunity to perform your piece at an in-person presentation on Sunday, January 29 at the Hill Center, but participation in the presentation is not required.

This workshop is offered virtually over Zoom on Wednesday, January 25 at 6:30pm (ET) or in person at the Hill Center on Friday, January 27 at 6:30pm (ET)


Register for Wednesday, January 25 (Virtual)

Register for Friday, January 27 (In Person)


Workshops are open to all, but recommended for those at the beginning of their creative journeys. To guide our teaching artists, participants will be asked for information regarding their experience level upon registration. Suitable for adults and mature teenagers (16+).

About Works in Progress

What’s your story? Folger’s Works in Progress program – hosted in partnership with and at the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital – is a series of workshops and a panel conversation that invite aspiring creatives in the fields of playwriting, poetry, and songwriting to create new works under the mentorship of teaching artists.  Workshop registration is open to the public. The Works in Progress program takes place following Folger's weekend festival of new theatrical works inspired by Shakespeare.

We look forward to welcoming you to in-person performances. Please note: All attendees are required to wear a mask, and proof of vaccination is not required for audiences. Fully vaccinated artists will not be wearing masks while speaking. Folger staff will remain masked at all times. The Folger is committed to maintaining the highest level of health and safety precautions around COVID-19. Click here for more information on how we are keeping our audience and artists safe.