Poetry Séance: 3 Summer Sessions with T.M. De Vos

Sessions Meet June 19, July 17, & August 14

Individual Séance: $60

All Three Séances: $140

Bring your old notebooks back to life in this single session focused on the spiritual and subconscious activity in your unfinished poems. New and practicing poets who are haunted by incomplete pieces will find relief in this combined workshop and one-on-one consultation focused on a close reading and diagnosis of each poem's behavior and meaning. If your poems are behaving strangely, you're missing the lines to finish them, or you're writing metaphors from beyond with no idea of what they mean, this workshop will help you bring closure to your poems' unfinished business--and finally lay them to rest.

Each séance is a standalone event; however, you are welcome to attend all three. Sessions consist of a brief writing exercise based upon a common theme running through all participants' poems; workshop of one poem per participant; and a ten-minute, one-on-one "reading" with the instructor to divine the hidden messages in their work. Participants send the instructor up to three poems no later than one week in advance of each session for reading and diagnosis. No additional text is required.

  • T.M. De Vos, Instructor

  • Class size limited to 6 writers

  • Séances will occur on Wednesdays 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM / June 19, July 17, and August 14

  • Class meets at Bamboo Detroit at 1420 Washington Blvd #301, Detroit, MI 48226

Contact us HERE if you have any questions about this class.

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Instructor T.M. De Vos has taught at the University of Michigan, New York University, and in the New York City public school system. She holds an MFA from New York University and a Hopwood Award  from the University of Michigan, and is currently inching toward a PhD at Wayne State University. De Vos is the recipient of fellowships from the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation, Murphy Writing Seminars, Summer Literary Seminars, and Cullman Center for Teachers at the New York Public Library. Her fiction has appeared, or is forthcoming in, Carve Magazine, The Same, and HOBART, among others. Her short story, 'The Wrong Sort of Woman,' received the 2018 Paper Darts Short Fiction Award, judged by Carmen Maria Machado. 

Student Testimonials

“I've taken the eight-week workshop and the one-day setting seminar with TM De Vos and Kelsey Ronan. Both were excellent workshop instructors. I enjoyed the small, focused setting to hone my craft and support other writers.”

“I went into the Mixed Levels Fiction Workshop without a lot of fiction experience. Others in the workshop had more. The experience was still thoroughly positive. Our group moderator, T.M. De Vos, is an educator not only by trade but by nature. She led discussions about the writing we submitted and the outside reading she selected, blending each element of discussion into a productive whole. She had us do the bulk of analysis and guided us along the way to ensure each discussion was time well-spent.”