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Poetry Publishing Class
(Level 2)

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The Poetry Publishing Class is a Community Literature Initiative program focused on teaching writers how to write and finalize manuscripts for publication. This class is for seasoned poets who are seeking a career in poetics.

 

Classes take place once a week in the evening and are held virtually or in locations across Southern California. We only accept fifteen students per class, so apply now! 

Step One

Fill out an application. Attend an interview with one of our admissions representatives. Wait for your letter of acceptance or denial (received within one to two weeks of your interview). 

Step Two

Reserve your spot in the program. Click REGISTER below. Only open to students who have been accepted. 

Step Three

Enrollment for the Fall 2023 semester opens on August 1st, 2023. If you are accepted and registered, you will click on your preferred location below and submit your tuition of $250.00 to complete the process. 

 

STUDENT ORIENTATION: Monday August 28th, 2023 ; Wednesday, August 30th, 2023; Friday, September 1st, 2023 @ 6 pm PT via Zoom

CLASS BEGINS: Sunday, September 3rd, 2023

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CLI – NATIONAL

2 semesters, part-time, hybrid. 

VIRTUAL (Fall 2023 & Spring 2024)

Wednesday 4  pm PT/ 7 pm ET

Zoom

Instructor: Margaret Garcia

TA: Crystal Reyes

Tuition

$250/month

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CLI – USC

2 semesters, part-time, hybrid. 

IN-PERSON (Fall 2023 & Spring 2024)

Monday, 6 pm PT

USC: Kaprielian Hall Room #165

3620 S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Instructor: Hiram Sims

TA: AKoldPiece

Tuition

$250/month

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CLI – ALUMNI

2 semesters, part-time, hybrid. 

VIRTUAL (Fall 2023 & Spring 2024

Saturday, 9 am PT

Zoom

Instructor: Hiram Sims

TA: TBA

Tuition

$100/month

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CLI – EAST LA

2 semesters, part-time, hybrid. 

VIRTUAL (Fall 2023 & Spring 2024)

Thursday, 6 pm PT

Instructor: Karo Ska

TA: TGia Civerolo

Tuition

$250/month

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CLI – INLAND EMPIRE

2 semesters, part-time, hybrid. 

VIRTUAL (Fall 2023 & Spring 2024)

Tuesday, 6 pm PT

Instructor: James Coats

TA: Ashay Mathieu and Anastasia Fenald 

Tuition

$250/month

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CLI – LONG BEACH

2 semesters, part-time, hybrid. 

VIRTUAL (Fall 2023 & Spring 2024)

Saturday, 11AM PT

Instructor: Tommy Domino

TA: TBA

Tuition

$250/month

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CLI –Denver

2 semesters, part-time, hybrid. 

VIRTUAL (Fall 2023 & Spring 2024)

Saturday 10:30AM CT/ 9:30 AM PT

Zoom

Instructor: Marissa Forbes

TA: Ralonda Simmons

Tuition

$250/month

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CLI – SAN DIEGO

2 semesters, part-time, hybrid. 

VIRTUAL (Fall 2023 & Spring 2024)

Tuesday, 6 pm PT

Zoom

Instructor: Elle Marie

TA: Andrew Harford

Tuition

$250/month

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CLI – DC

2 semesters, part-time, hybrid. 

VIRTUAL (Fall 2023 & Spring 2024)

Sunday, 6 pm ET

Zoom

Instructor: Anne Marie Wells

TA: Shirley Jones Luke

Tuition

$250/month

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