Spring 2020 Class Scholarships open on November 8. Read more here. 

Student Contests will open in Spring 2020. 

CantoMundo opened October 1 and ends December 29 Arizona time! 

Go to our website and sign up for our newsletter for all deadlines! 

Please note that registration for all Spring 2020 University of Arizona Poetry Center Classes and Workshops opened September December 6, 2019 at 11:00 AM. Registration remains open for each class until it fills.

If the class that interests you does not appear below, it is because the class is fully enrolled. You may be added to a waitlist for the class by emailing the Patri Hadad, the Events Program Coordinator, at patri@email.arizona.edu

For more details on the Classes & Workshops program and the classes this fall, please visit the Classes and Workshops Current Offerings page of the University of Arizona Poetry Center web site.

Please visit our Registration page to learn about cancellations and refund policies. 


Formatting Directions for Applications

  • PDF format only
  • Letter-sized paper (8½ x 11), with 1-inch margins, 12-point font, Times New Roman

 Submit the following in a PDF format:
1. Cover letter (ONE PAGE, single-spaced, 8½ x 11-sized paper, with 1-inch margins, 12-point Times New Roman font) - Include:
a. Contact Information

  1. Name
  2. Address
  3. Phone Number
  4. Email

 b. Brief history of previous publications and/or public readings/performances

c. Statement of commitment to CantoMundo vision

d. What you would like to gain from the CantoMundo retreat
2. Sample of writing (Five pages maximum, single-spaced, 8½ x 11-sized paper, with 1-inch margins, 12-point Times New Roman font)
Criteria for Craft Workshop Selection
The criteria are:

  1. A significant record of publishing in poetry (book-length manuscript, chapbook, journals, self-publishing, etc.) and/or broad and accomplished experience in the performance of original poetry; and
  2. Self-identify as Latinx.

Poets who gain acceptance will be notified no later than March 18, 2020 (via phone or email).
CantoMundo is committed to including a collective of diverse poetic voices and styles, as well as representation from all Latinx backgrounds.

The Arnold Greenfield Scholarships program now provides four full, need-based scholarships to community members to defray tuition for a course offered through the Poetry Center's Classes & Workshops program. Four full scholarships (ranging in value from $78 for a single-session class to $324 for an 8-week workshop or seminar, according to recipient interest) are awarded each term (fall, spring, and summer). The Poetry Center is grateful for this generous financial support of poets and writers in our Southern Arizona community.

Eligibility: Any community member with financial need is eligible to apply with the exception of Poetry Center employees and interns. In the application, you need only attest to financial need: i.e., the inability to pay a course's tuition without financial strain

Scholarships are awarded by lottery and may be applied to any course a recipient wishes. The scholarship must be used during the season for which it is awarded. Deadline for scholarships for SPRING 2020 courses: Thursday, November 21. All applicants will be notified by Friday, November 29.

Descriptions and dates of SPRING 2020 course descriptions are available here: https://poetry.arizona.edu/education/community-workshops/current-offerings 

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